An excerpt from an op-ed in the Des Moines Register written by Peggy Huppert.
Some of our presidential candidates have come forward with comprehensive policy statements, and they deserve credit for addressing this issue. But too often, mental health is an afterthought or a small part of a larger talking point during a debate. It’s not enough for our presidential candidates to occasionally mention mental health in a tweet. It’s time for candidates to make mental health and addiction a true policy priority and for us to hold them accountable for enacting these changes as policymakers.
Access the full op-ed here.