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, it’s clear that this country is facing a public health crisis unlike any before. Breaking down barriers to prevention strategies, treatment, and recovery supports should be a top priority for all policymakers.
We know what it’ll take to address the alarming numbers of suicide and overdose deaths in this country—now we just need our leaders to finally make it happen.
We envision a future where…
- PREVENTION is integrated in our education and health systems to ensure that mental health is an essential component of overall health;
- We take real action to improve ACCESS AND INTERVENTION so that all Americans are able to find quality, affordable treatment for both the mind and the body; and,
- We invest in a variety of RECOVERY services, treatments, and supports to ensure everyone who needs it can get the mental health and addiction care that fits their needs.
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