NASADAD Signs Letter on the Benefits of the Post-Disaster Mental Health Response

On May 11, the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD) joined other groups educating Congress on the benefits of the Post-Disaster Mental Health Response Act. As noted in the letter, the proposal would extend the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP) “…to be available following Emergency Declarations, not only for Major Disaster Declarations.” Previously, NASADAD sent letters to the House author of the bill — Representative Pressley (D-MA) on October 14, 2021 and the Senate leaders on the bill – Senators Durbin (D-IL) and Portman (R-OH) on February 22, 2022.


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