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Hawley Urges Head of Health Department to Use Funds to Combat Mental Health Crisis

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) said funds from the CARES Act relief bill should be used to tackle the growing mental health crisis and drug abuse brought on by the CCP virus pandemic. Hawley sent a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar on Monday sharing his concerns over the data that shows a rise in drug abuse and mental health issues correlated to the start of the pandemic. “I am concerned that increases in social isolation, anxiety, and despair due to the pandemic may be contributing to surges in drug addiction,” wrote Hawley. “It appears that the coronavirus pandemic has been accompanied by a rise in mentRead More From Source