The Elections Are Over, But the Fight for Mental Health Funding Has Not Yet Begun

November 18, 2014 10:31 PM

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Leading up to the 2014 midterm elections and in their immediate aftermath, we did not hear anything about initiating, increasing, pushing for or even looking into the possibility of addressing the poor state of mental health services in our country. Not during the campaigns, not during the celebratory speeches. Nothing.

Why is that? No recent articles, media interest, comments from high-profile celebrities? No interest in an area where people often suffer in silence, causing the loudest voices to be heard from a different population of constituents? No large campaign contributions to be thankful for, causing attent...

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