Updated March 11, 2020
As we wrap up the season of 2020 primaries and caucuses, debates become more and more important as America prepares to choose who will become our next president. So far this election season, only one debate has included a substantive conversation about some of the most pressing issues facing our nation today: mental health and addiction.
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 time to get presidential candidates talking about their plans to address these crises.
There will be two more presidential debates this cycle. We must demand that moderators #AskAboutMentalHealth! Share one of the tweets below and make sure your voice is heard!
Sunday, March 15: CNN, Univision, and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus are hosting a debate in Pheonix, AZ
Hey @CNN, @Univision & @HispanicCaucus – #mentalhealth and #addiction deserves more attention in nationally televised Democratic debates. On March 15, make sure your #DemDebate moderators #AskAboutMentalHealth! #MentalHealthforUS https://bit.ly/2w0d7Lz
The details for the 12th and final debate have not yet been released.
About Mental Health for US
Mental Health for US is a nonpartisan educational initiative focused on elevating mental health and addiction to national policy conversations by empowering grassroots advocates and improving candidate and policymaker health literacy. The Mental Health for US coalition is comprised of stakeholder groups from around the country dedicated to uniting the American people to make systemic, long-term change with civic engagement tools and resources.