The Future of Mental Health Depends on Your Vote!

Now, I try to keep politics out of my blogs, because it’s a sensitive topic. However as we come closer  to election day, I urge you to pay close attention to our presidential candidates. We need to make sure that they will continue to create and protect mental health initiatives, as their predecessors did. Already, President Obama has done a lot to promote and support mental health, let’s hope that the next candidate will continue to do the same. I am already seeing some candidates that seem not to be in support of mental health (*coughs* Ben Carson, *cough, cough* Donald Trump).  So please, take action this year to take part in voting to ensure mental health initiatives for years to come.

Okay so on the bottom is link that lists many accomplishments our former presidents have done to support and initiative mental health. Anywhere from President John F. Kennedy who signed in 1963 the “Community Mental Health Act”, which began the first of many local community mental health centers to President Barack Obama who proposed a budget which includes a new $500 million investment to increase access to mental health care.

How Presidents Have Shaped Mental Health Care

Now… on the bottom is what our present presidential candidates think about mental health/illness. To know where they stand and perhaps where they will stand as our future president, click on the link below…

Where the 2016 Candidates Stand on Mental Health Issues

Monthly Media Watch: Politics, Language And Stigma


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