“…an overwhelming majority (96%) of the public agrees that mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety and alcohol or drug abuse are serious public health problems, according to a new poll by Public Opinion Strategies. Almost as many (93%) believe that the current way we are handling mental health needs to change…
Fifty-two years ago this week, President John Kennedy gave a special address to Congress on mental health, a major step toward removing the stigma that continues to surround brain diseases.
Today, we have more potential to solve the crisis in mental health, and care for our loved ones struggling with mental illness and addictions, than ever before. Even so, we are still far away from where we ought to be.
That is why we are announcing a partnership between the Kennedy Forum and Morehouse School of Medicine that will fulfill President Kennedy’s vision of ensuring the best possible mental well-being for every American. Here is how we will get there…”