Bernie Sanders and Seth Moulton both have plans to expand mental health services for veterans. Joe Biden wants to double the number of school mental health staff “so our kids get the mental health care they need.” Elizabeth Warren hopes to address the opioid crisis by expanding prevention efforts, treatment, and recovery services. And Amy Klobuchar just scored an endorsement from an Iowa state representative impressed with her plan to expand behavioral health facilities and boost federal funding for mental health research.
But some of the nation’s most prominent mental health organizations want more details. Now, they’re launching a new initiative to keep that conversation going — and to get leading presidential and congressional candidates on the record about their specific policy proposals and how they’d put them into action.