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Update posted 15 hours ago

Petition to Donald J. Trump, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Joe Biden, Michael Bennet, Michael Bloomberg, Pete Buttigieg, John Delaney, Tulsi Gabbard, Amy Klobuchar, Deval Patrick, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer, Elizabeth Warren, Andrew Yang, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Bill Weld, Joe Walsh

Pass comprehensive mental health legislation now!

Hi, We are a group of high school students who are committed to solving the mental health issues of today through awareness and policy. The mental health crisis is one of the most prevalent issues facing the American population today, not only the youth.  In fact, 1 in 5 American adults experience some form of mental illness each year (National Alliance on Mental Illness), while only 41% receive proper treatment (Mental Health First Aid). This is unacceptable, and we demand action now. We need our elected leaders to step up and take the charge to fight for mental health equality. From a lack of parity enforcement to ghost insurance networks, it is too hard for many to get the help they desperately need. Our petition focuses on the prioritization of mental health reform in Congress. For example, bills such as H.R.1109 (Mental Health Services for Students Act of 2019), which was introduced in February 2019, has been held up in the House without a vote. By prioritizing mental health legislation to the same extent as climate change, physical healthcare, and the economy, we can finally get action done.  This initiative isn’t about pushing a specific piece of legislation or political ideology. What we are trying to do is get the country and more importantly politicians in Washington to stop referring to mental health as just a talking point and start to take real, substantial action on the mental health crisis. Please visit our website for more information at: https://hsmentalrevolution.weebly.com/

High School Mental Revolution
246 supporters
Update posted 16 hours ago

Petition to Congress and the U.S. senate

Transforming Treatable Tragedies. Help us end the neglect of those with untreated serious mental illness. The time is now to change laws in our broken mental health care system. How many more tragedies must we tolerate ?

Many lives have been lost and families destroyed, because of this brain disease or mental illness . Science and research has proven that with treatment the illness is treatable, and this prevents tragedy. Because of the complexity of this brain disease many who suffer from this illness lack insight of their illness and are able to refuse treatment and this intensifies their psychotic symptoms and usually brings upon dier consequence and sometimes even death . Parents who know their loved ones history, are being excluded in the treatment and medication plan due to privacy laws . Families are unable to get treatment and long term residential care for our loved ones., Our jails have become flooded with our sick loved ones and are not receiving treatment. Our communities have become unsafe, all because our mental health system is broken. Our nation is experiencing a crisis. We as families affected have come together to support any legislative efforts that address this issue and will not cease until we have achieved an awareness and put a stop to the madness. ..join us, share with others and share your story as others have. Transforming Treatable Tragedies. A modern day movement....donations accepted.. Www.transformingtreatabletragedies.org

Anthony and Cynthia Hernandez
5,124 supporters