Mental Health Now

Mental Health Now Candidates have committed to use their elected office to better mental health in America.

We’re helping Americans thrive—one Mental Health Now Candidate at a time.

What is a Mental Health Now Candidate?

The Mental Health Now Candidate program, powered by Inseparable Action, signals to voters that a candidate will prioritize mental health policy if elected. This means they will stand for increasing access to mental health care, promoting prevention and early intervention by expanding youth mental health services, and improving crisis response. The distinction is non-partisan and more than one candidate in a race can receive it.

How does the Mental Health Now program work?

The Mental Health Now Candidate program lets voters know which candidates have committed to stand up for mental health policy if elected. Mental Health Now Candidates have signed this Statement of Support, committing to use their office to support policies that increase access to care, improve crisis response, and champion youth mental health.

What does the Statement of Support Say?

I support policies that:

Increase

access to mental health care.

Promote

wellness and early intervention by expanding youth mental health services.

Improve

crisis response for anyone experiencing a mental health emergency.

Is Mental Health Now an endorsement?

No, Mental Health Now is a statement of support signed by candidates, not an endorsement or scorecard. Earning the Mental Health Now badge means a candidate has committed to support policies that (1) increase access to mental health care, (2) improve crisis response, and (3) expand youth mental health services. Candidates who sign the statement of support may not agree with each other or with Inseparable on each policy solution. They have agreed to do their part to bring mental health to the forefront of the policy conversation and advance access to care, crisis services, and youth mental health.

Mental Health Now is intended to empower voters who care about mental health to identify candidates who have committed to govern with mental health in mind. We encourage voters to do their own research, to remind candidates of their commitment to increasing access to care, improving crisis response, and expanding youth services, and to make sure they know how important that commitment is to you.