By: Brianna DAlessio South, Marketing Specialist
Hillary Clinton rolled out a comprehensive plan to address mental health services earlier this week. The plan focuses on an early diagnosis and intervention, enforcing mental health access regardless of income, and provide training to law enforcement officers on how to handle situations where people are struggling with mental health problems.
If elected, she would hold a White House conference addressing mental health during her first year in office.
Senior policy advisor to Clinton’s campaign, Maya Harris, said, “Hillary believes everyone should be able to access quality mental health care—without shame, stigma or barriers.”
According to the National Alliance of Mental Health, approximately 1 in 5 adults in America experience a mental health illness in a given year, while 1 in 5 adolescents experience a severe mental health disorder at some point during their entire life.