In 2021, the Trauma Resource Institute - along with over 80 other organizations - endorsed this act in a letter to Congress. Now, Representative Paul Tonko (D-NY) is going to introduce the Community Mental Wellness and Resilience Act (CMWRA) in late October of this year!
The Trauma Resource Institute is a founding member of the International Transformational Resilience Coalition (ITRC) which aims to gather a wide and diverse set of endorsements from national, regional, state, tribal, and local organizations and governments before Rep. Tonko introduces the legislation.
This urgently needed new policy will, for the first time, authorize the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to fund and support community-based initiatives using a public health approach to enhance the capacity for mental wellness and resilience to prevent and heal climate change-generated psychosocial problems.
If you are interested in endorsing the act, contact leadership in your organization and share this link with them.