Better Suicide and Mental Health Prevention and Funding

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A suicide attempt is a clear indication that something is gravely wrong in a person’s life. No matter the race or age of the person; how rich or poor they are, it is true that most people who die by suicide have a mental or emotional disorder. The most common underlying disorder is depression, 30% to 70% of suicide victims suffer from major depression or bipolar (manic-depressive) disorder. 

 Millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition and there is not enough prevention/funding to help support those people. With more funding, we could offer more effective treatment for people that suffer with a mental illness. President Kennedy signed the Community Mental Health Act of 1963, into law, but it was never adequately funded. In 2008 states were forced to cut around $4 billion in public mental health funding. I'm hoping that with this petition, President Trump will start providing more funding to this act or implement a new plan for more funding. 

With more mental health awareness and funding, more people could lead healthier lives. 

Help me spread the word for more suicide prevention and mental health awareness by signing my petition. 

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