For Policymakers

Americans are in agreement—there is no health without mental health.

Mental illness and addiction impact communities across the country but the current system is not meeting the needs of Americans who need care. 


That’s why we brought together the nation’s leading mental health and addiction advocacy groups. Together, we’ve developed a comprehensive policy platform that policymakers—that’s you!—can reference. Click here to download the full platform.

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    Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death among American adults

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    More than 1 in 4 adults living with a serious mental health condition also live with addiction

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    In 2017, over 70,000 people died of overdose

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    Untreated mental health conditions cost the country at least $444 billion per year

You can improve mental health and addiction!

- Stand up for better mental health and addiction care. Get Involved!

- Learn about the policies that will help reform America’s struggling mental health and addiction systems. Policy Platform

- Become an active voice for mental health and addiction policy. Mental Health Toolkit

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