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Where the 2016 Candidates Stand on Mental Health Issues
Posted on Mar 24 2016
Mental health gets comparatively little exposure as a serious issue on the presidential campaign trail and it is rare for candidates to mention it as its own issue. NBC provides a sampling of what candidates have said.
Saving Amanda: One Family's Struggle to Deal with a Daughter's Mental Illness
Posted on Mar 14 2016
Kaiser Health News/Women's Day
*NAMI -- Amanda is a member of NAMI's Youth Advisory Group
It took eight years for Amanda Lipp to get adequate care for her bipolar disorder. Now, she and her mom, Pam, are sharing their story to fight stigma around mental illness so others don't have to go it alone.
Bernie Sanders' Mental Health Joke About the GOP is No Laughing Matter
Posted on Mar 08 2016
U.S. News & Wordled Report
*NAMI op-ed by Mary Giliberti
No candidate would make a joke during a political debate about people fighting cancer or living with diabetes. The same standard of seriousness, decency and respect should apply to mental health. All candidates – national, state and local – should be talking about mental health during the 2016 election campaigns. That includes speaking out against stigma
Doctors Often Fail to Treat Depression Like a Chronic Illness
Posted on Mar 07 2016
National Public Radio
Eight million doctor appointments are made each year because of depression. More than half are with primary care physicians, but those doctors often fall short in treating depression because of insurance issues, time constraints and other factors.