National and Local Efforts to Dialogue about Mental Health
Mental Health America participated in a national conference hosted by the White House on June 3, 2012, nearly five months after the president issued an executive action to "launch a national dialogue" on mental health. "There should be no shame in discussing or seeking help for treatable illnesses that affect too many people that we love," the president said. "We've got to get rid of that embarrassment. We've got to get rid of that stigma. Too many Americans who struggle with mental health illnesses are suffering in silence rather than seeking help."