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.
An excerpt from The Fix written by Victoria Kim.
Mental Health for US today released survey responses from the top presidential candidates concerning our nation’s growing mental health and addiction crises. The survey, which asked 11 unbiased questions addressing suicide and drug overdose, criminal justice reform, equal access to care, and more, aimed to get top candidates on the record about steps they would take to improve mental health and addiction in America.
An excerpt from STAT written by Megan Thielking
By Charles Ingoglia, MSW and President and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health
An excerpt from WJLA written by Leandra Bernstein.
Our coalition, which is 40 members strong and growing, has united behind a common policy platform outlining some of the most urgent steps our country must take on these issues. Read more on our Medium channel.
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