Over the next couple of weeks, national party organizations will be gathering to officially nominate their candidates for President and Vice President of the United States and to finalize the policy platforms they’ll be supporting for the next four years.
With one in five Americans living with a mental illness and one in 12 living with addiction, the need for comprehensive mental health and addiction reform to be included in these conversations has never been more urgent. This becomes even more critical when you consider the fact that the psychological impacts of the coronavirus pandemic are leading to unprecedented rates of suicide and overdose deaths and increasing the demand for mental health services around the country.
The time for awareness is over. We need to hear how our leaders will take action to invest in evidence-based prevention strategies, expand and improve timely access to treatment and interventions, and support those living in recovery.
Join the movement to encourage our leaders to take action—use the tools below to tell party leaders to #TalkAboutMentalHealth during the conventions!
We can’t ignore our struggling #mentalhealth and #addiction care systems any longer. @TheDemocrats & @GOP, #TalkAboutMentalHealth at the nominating conventions! http://ow.ly/efDG50At8dt
1 in 5 Americans live with a mental health condition. @TheDemocrats & @GOP, how do you plan to support this community? #TalkAboutMentalHealth at your presidential nominating conventions! http://ow.ly/efDG50At8dt #demconvention #RNC2020
Join the movement to encourage our leaders to take action for mental health and addiction—use @MHforUS’s tools to tell party leaders to #TalkAboutMentalHealth during the conventions! http://ow.ly/efDG50At8dt #MentalHealthforUS
Make sure you check out our Medium article on the importance of the presidential nominating conventions!