In light of the Newtown Tragedy, I encourage each of you to join me in signing a letter to raise the importance of improved mental health and substance abuse services for our country. This petition calls on our nation’s leaders to:
- Immediately implement schools, family and community-based programs to promote mental health, to prevent mental illness and substance abuse, and to provide early interventions for those exhibiting these conditions.
- Immediately begin teaching students at all levels to recognize the signs of mental illness and addiction, and to seek help when needed.
- Immediately expand the capacity of community mental health and substance abuse services, integrate behavioral health into medical care.
Please visit change.org for further details of this petition and to consider signing the letter.