Indian economist Jayati Ghosh warns that “the current tendency is to see this as a further excuse for the reduction of publicly provided services, and replace them with the administratively easier option of doling out money”.
Arlington, VA— The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is a proud member of Mental Health For US, a nonpartisan, educational coalition elevating mental health and addiction in policy conversations around the country. Today, the coalition released candidate responses to their survey which asked 11 questions addressing mental health, drug overdose, criminal justice reform, equal access to care and more.
“1 in 5 Americans experiences a mental illness, which is why mental health deserves to be part of the national conversation,” said NAMI Acting CEO Angela Kimball. “We’re glad that candidates are engaging in this vital topic and sharing their views and plans. But this is just the beginning – we hope more policymakers and candidates will make it a priority for people to get care early, get the best possible care, and get diverted from the criminal justice system.”