Trump’s Budget Cuts Funding for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Programs

Much attention has been paid to the effect of Trump’s proposed cuts to Medicaid.  Numerous editorials, articles, advocacy statements, and personal testimony have described the damage they would cause to mental health and substance abuse services.

Now, Trump has added new targets to his hit list.  Here is the list of cuts in his federal budget proposal.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration  (Decrease of $400 million)
Mental Health Block Grant (Decrease of $116 million or approximately 20%)
Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant  (Level funding)
Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration and Technical Assistance and Training Center (Program eliminated)
Mental Health First Aid (Program eliminated)
National Institutes of Health (Decrease of $5,673 million or approximately 25%)
White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (Decrease of $2 million)
Click here to read the full story from the National Council on Behavioral Health.

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