Mental health

We have to address the mental health crisis in America and end the stigma and shame associated with treatment.

I believe that together we can make sure that the next generation gets quality mental health care—without shame, without stigma, without barriers. And that we can do so much more to help people right here and now.

Hillary, August 29, 2016

More than 40 million adults in America—nearly 1 in 5—and 17 million children are coping with a mental health problem. Too many individuals are being left to deal with these issues on their own, and many face complicating life circumstances like drug and alcohol addiction, homelessness, incarceration, or chronic health conditions.

These Americans and their families need our support. Hillary Clinton strongly believes we have to bring mental and behavioral health care on par with physical health care—and end the shame and stigma associated with treatment. To that end, she has announced a comprehensive mental health agenda that will:

Read the fact sheet.

Hillary’s plan builds on a long record of fighting for better services for Americans with mental illnesses:


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