Biden Meets With Newtown Families, Pledges Aid For Mental Health Services.

Several high profile media outlets, including a network news broadcast and the websites for multiple national newspapers, cover Vice President Joe Biden’s announcement on the first anniversary of the Sandy Hook shootings that the Federal government will provide an additional $100 million for mental health services. The funding comes from the Affordable Care Act and the Department of Agriculture.

NBC Nightly News reported that with Saturday marking the one-year anniversary of the Newtown school shooting, Vice President Biden met with families “who have been pleading” for more focus on the link between violence and mental illness. NBC added that Biden announced $100 million “to help community health centers across the country to establish and expand behavioral health services and to improve mental health access in rural areas.”

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