With nearly one in five Americans living with mental illness and one in 12 living with addiction, and deaths from suicide and overdose at an all-time high, prevention and breaking down barriers to quality treatment and care should be a top priority for all policymakers.
New Morning Consult data released by the National Council for Behavioral Health shows a majority of voters – regardless of party affiliation – say they are more likely to support a candidate in 2020 who promises to address mental health and addiction.
As we approach the 2020 elections, debates become more and more important as America prepares to choose who will become our next president. So far this election season, there have been six Democratic primary debates, but there hasn’t been a single question about the most pressing issues facing our nation today: mental health and addiction.
Coverage of the Unite for Change: Iowa rally on WOI-TV (ABC5 Des Moines).
Mental Health for US, a nonpartisan educational initiative dedicated to elevating mental health and addiction in national and state policy conversations, will host a Unite for Change rally today at Drake University to explore the pressing issues of mental health and addiction with former U.S. Representative Patrick J. Kennedy and Norman J. Ornstein, political scientist and resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.
Mental Health for US, The National Council for Behavioral Health, and the NH Community Behavioral Health Association are partnering to announce Mental Health for US Unite for Mental Health: New Hampshire Town Hall to be held on December 16, 2019 at The Dana Center at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH.
An excerpt from an op-ed in the Des Moines Register written by Peggy Huppert.
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