The United States has a worsening mental crisis, exacerbated by the pandemic, with reports showing the overall suicide rate increased 30 percent between 2000 and 2020. While the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act passed in 2020 with bipartisan support, the implementation of a new three-digit crisis hotline went live just last month. Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) is one of the cosponsors of the bill, which has created the 9-8-8 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline; one universal number for people to dial to get help during a mental health crisis. He joins the Rundown to discuss the launch of the hotline, his own struggles with PTSD as a combat veteran, and why this is an important step in destigmatizing mental health within America.
On Tuesday, the country saw primary elections in Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington. Some key takeaways from the results include Kansas voters choosing to keep the right to abortion in their state constitution, a pro-impeachment Republican in Michigan was defeated by his Trump-endorsed challenger, and many primary results have reinvigorated questions about candidate viability in a general election. FOX News Decision Desk Director Arnon Mishkin joins the podcast to explain how Kansas’ vote foreshadows the impact that Roe v. Wade could have in November, how President Biden’s low approval ratings are affecting members of his party, and Democrats’ risky primary strategy of meddling in GOP primaries.
Plus, commentary from FOX News Contributor Joe Concha.