Obama calls for end to mental illness stigma
President Barack Obama on Monday called for a more robust national discussion on mental illness, saying the time had come to bring the issue “out of the shadows.”
Obama: Bring mental illness ‘out of the shadows’
The meeting was in part a response to the Dec. 14 mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn.
Obama calls for end to mental illness stigma, pushes services for veterans
Obama said that each year “1 in 5 adults experience mental illness” and noted that he and first lady Michelle Obama know people who have battled severe depression.
Obama: Time to bring mental illness out of the shadows
“The main goal of this conference is not to start a conversation. So many of you have spent decades waging long and lonely battles to be heard. Instead it’s about elevating that conversation to the national level.”
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The president said his administration, under the Affordable Care Act, is expanding mental health benefits for more than 60 million Americans and providing resources for research to better identify and treat mental illness.