A House Republican said Wednesday that she'll soon propose legislation to study how commercial advertising creates body image expectations that lead to eating disorders.
The vice president announced $100 million in funds to improve mental health services.
The notice comes as one-year anniversary of the Newtown shooting approaches.
Tens of millions of Americans will soon get expanded access to treatment.
A new report says the U.S. military and intelligence agencies directed doctors and psychologists to violate medical ethics by participating in the torture of detainees at U.S. detention centers after 9/11.
The slain woman apparently suffered from mental health issues and believed President Obama was monitoring her.
House members probing U.S. mental healthcare in light of the Newtown, Conn., shooting have asked government investigators to review federal grants and programs designed to assist the severely mentally ill.
Reps. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) and Diana DeGette (D-Colo.), who lead the Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on Friday to report back with a special study on federal investments in mental health.
Murphy and DeGette expressed special interest in grants issued by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and how they are overseen.
The Obama administration took a step forward Monday in its commitment to reducing the stigma of mental illness in the United States. At a White House conference, several hundred experts, advocates and lawmakers met to discuss public policy solutions for changing attitudes toward psychological disorders and expanding access to treatment.
Easing negative attitudes toward mental illness has been high on the administration's priority list amid a mounting list of mass shootings across the country. Monday's conference was planned as part of the White House's wider strategy for reducing gun violence, outlined in a list of executive actions the president can pursue without congressional approval.
The Obama administration will hold a conference on mental health issues and reducing the stigma of mental illness Monday at the White House.
The event follows President Obama's commitment in February to launch a national dialogue on mental illness in light of recent mass shootings.
The conference will include remarks from Obama and Vice President Biden as well as sessions moderated by Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Education Secretary Arne Duncan.
President Obama will host a conference on mental health issues and reducing the stigma of mental illness on Monday at the White House.
Obama called for a national dialogue on mental illness earlier this year after a string of mass shootings shocked the nation. Monday's event is part of the administration's wider campaign against gun violence.
The summit will include remarks from Obama and Vice President Biden. Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Education Secretary Arne Duncan, tapped to lead the administration's efforts on mental health, will moderate two sessions.