One in 5 American adults – tens of millions of people – will experience mental illness or addiction in any given year. However, the current system is not meeting the needs of millions of Americans.
We envision a future in which:
- mental health and addiction — including suicide and overdose prevention — are at the forefront of all policy conversations and improvement is prioritized at federal, state, and community levels;
- comprehensive, holistic approaches to mental health are integrated into physical health care; and
- our currently struggling systems are reformed to effectively care for and support the mental health of all Americans.