One key area of focus is the shortage of mental health professionals.

The mental health and substance abuse problems exacerbated by the pandemic cut across all political, geographic and racial lines. As a result, the Biden administration and both parties in Congress are working together to overhaul care programs.

Four in 10 U.S. adults reported symptoms of anxiety or depression during the first year of the pandemic. More than 100,000 people died of drug overdoses from May 2020 to April 2021, a record for lethality, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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