Provide Accessible Mental Health Treatment to Combat Pandemic-Induced Crisis

Target: US Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi

Goal: Combat the US mental health epidemic by instating universal mental healthcare.

The United States has a mental health epidemic. Millions of people within the country are either untreated or chronically undertreated for their existing mental health issues. The Covid-19 pandemic significantly worsened this already grave problem.

Throughout the US, 50% of adults and children with mental illnesses do not receive any treatment for their mental health, according to the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI). A staggering 20% of all US adults experienced mental illness in 2020, NAMI cites. Even those who do have access to treatment experience significant struggles trying to actually get treatment. They all must navigate a confusing and expensive healthcare system first.

As one of the richest countries to ever exist, the United States should not find it so difficult to address widespread mental health challenges faced by its people. Significant numbers of untreated or chronically undertreated mental illness in the US are completely unacceptable. Call on US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to do whatever it takes to implement universal mental health care in the country.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Speaker Pelosi,

Mental health issues in the United States are at all time highs following the Covid-19 pandemic. With approximately 50% of US adults and children not receiving any treatment for the mental illnesses and a staggering 20% of all US adults experiencing mental health issues in 2020, this is a problem that can’t be ignored any longer. With the US healthcare system as it is, even those with access to mental health care must first navigate a confusing and expensive string of providers and insurance companies to get the treatment they need.

As one of the richest countries to ever exist, the United States should not find it so difficult to address widespread mental health challenges faced by its people. Please do whatever is necessary to implement universal mental health care in the United States.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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