NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There was a push Sunday to assist with the rise in psychological well being issues stemming from the pandemic.
Sen. Chuck Schumer says the COVID reduction invoice included $5 billion to assist these struggling. He’s calling on the federal authorities to launch that cash immediately.
“The underside line is this may’t wait. This has been a silent, silent, stealth sickness, psychological sickness, that has dramatically elevated with COVID, and if we let it fester, if we do nothing about it, it can worsen, and it’ll take our society quite a bit longer to get again to regular,” Schumer mentioned.
The senator says the vast majority of the federal grants will go to suppliers who stop and deal with substance abuse and ship psychological well being companies.