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Mental Health Urgent Care Clinics

WHEREAS, the lack of readily available mental health services in the United States has created a national crisis; and

WHEREAS, low income and rural communities are the least likely to have access to mental health services, and

WHEREAS, communities of color are exposed to extreme psychological traumas due to environmental conditions, economic pressures, and targeted policing; and

WHEREAS, Mental Health Urgent Care Clinics have been proven to reduce suicides, physical attacks, crime, and depression.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the NAACP calls on the United States Congress to provide a funding system to support the development of community based Mental Health Urgent Care Clinics.