Link: http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/healthcare/277534-mayors-must-do-more-on-mental-health

By Mayor Bill de Blasio and Mayor Mick Cornett
April 25, 2016

 

In 2014, one in five American adults experienced mental illness. Four in ten Americans report knowing someone who has been addicted to prescription painkillers. Gun suicides outnumber gun homicides in this country by two-to-one.

In other words, each and every one of us has been touched by mental illness, either directly or through someone we care about. And that is true no matter where you live, or who you vote for, or how much money you make.