U.S. Reps Torres and Emmer introduce bill to expand mental health services

On Tuesday, Jan. 9, U.S. Reps. Ritchie Torres and Tom Emmer (R-Minnesota) announced a bipartisan bill that will lead to increased availability of mental health services.

The bill, known as the Securing Facilities for Mental Health Services Act, would allow inpatient psychiatric hospitals the ability to apply for mortgage assistance, as regular hospitals can. With the assistance, mental health facilities can expand and serve more people.