Restoring Hope for Mental Health and Well-Being Act of 2022 Sails Through House

June 29, 2022 by Alexa Hornbeck
Restoring Hope for Mental Health and Well-Being Act of 2022 Sails Through House
U.S. Capitol. (Photo by Dan McCue)

The Restoring Hope for Mental Health and Well-Being Act of 2022 was passed by the House on June 22 to tackle mental illness and substance use disorder in the country, especially for rural and low-income communities. 

The act passed the House with a vote of 402-20, and reauthorizes a wide range of programs within the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Health Resources and Services Administration.

This includes providing additional funding for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and codifying grant funding for schools to partner with local mental health professionals.


The bill will also eliminate a provision that generally requires individuals to be addicted to opioids for at least a year before being admitted into opioid treatment programs, and promotes access to high-quality recovery housing. 



The act was received in the Senate on June 23, where it awaits further action. 

Alexa can be reached at [email protected]

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