Arlington, VA—The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has released the responses of five presidential candidates to a detailed questionnaire about mental healthcare issues.
"Mental health is part of the national dialogue on healthcare," said NAMI executive director Michael J. Fitzpatrick. "We offer the candidate responses as part of the process of public education."
"One out of four Americans are affected by mental illness at some point during their lifetimes. It does not discriminate between Democrats and Republicans."
In all cases, candidates have been invited to answer the questionnaire or provide other information about their positions on mental healthcare issues. Responses from other candidates will be posted as they are received.
NAMI is a non-partisan organization with 1100 state and local affiliates, dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. It does not endorse political candidates.
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