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US HHS Secretary Visits Portland

(Portland, OR)  --  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra is visiting Portland to discuss the Biden Administration's initiatives to improve access to mental health care.  Becerra toured Lines for Life, a Portland non-profit crisis call center.  He met with volunteers who provide 24-7 support for people struggling with substance use, suicidal thoughts, or other mental health challenges.  He also talked with teen volunteers who staff the YouthLine, a teen-to-teen crisis line.  Becerra says the federal government has increased mental health funding by 100-million dollars to help keep burned out counselors and other professionals from leaving.

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