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.