Biden touts administration's mental health efforts


NEW YORK (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says there's been a lot of work done to combat the stigma around mental health issues, but more still needs to be done.

Biden was in New York City on Monday, where he spoke to attendees at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association.

He said public sentiment was moving toward being supportive of those with behavioral health issues and getting them help.

Biden touted the Obama administration's efforts in the area, including funding for increased mental health services as well as an initiative for research to better understand the human brain. He also highlighted increases in mental health services aimed at veterans.

Biden also thanked the audience members for the work they do with the public.

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