We're the brand about defeating "can't" in your mind… we know this is a lot easier said than done, especially without the help of others and our mental health professionals. Our country is in the middle of a mental health crisis. We see the effects daily in Hawaii, with family, friends, and co-workers being impacted.
Report ranks Hawaii at bottom of states for access to care among mentally ill adults. HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii's prevalence of mental illness is among the lowest in the nation. Even so, thousands of Hawaii adults and youth with mental illnesses don't get treatment.
Hawaii has a population of approximately 1.4 million people. Close to 3.2% of adults in Hawaii (according to SAMHSA) live with serious mental health conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression.
We all have the ability to make a difference. And we believe the most impact will come from our elected officials. So we’re going to do our best by promoting voting and becoming educated on the issues and candidates. We will also ask our elected officials and candidates running for office to include mental health in their platforms. A resource we found through National Alliance for Mental Health (NAMI) is their #Vote4MentwlHealth campaign.
Every elected official – from the president and Congress to county commissioners and city councilmembers – has influence on issues impacting people affected by mental health conditions. Your vote matters. - Vote4mentalhealth.com
#Vote4MentalHealth is about more than a single policy issue. It’s about knowing how different issues affect people with mental health conditions. See how the issues you care about intersect with mental health.
We ask that you not only vote but consider the impact it will have on mental health and how we might be able to move the needle on legislation and candidates who support mental health!