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, signals to voters that if elected, a candidate will govern with mental health policy in mind. 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. Multiple candidates in a race can receive the distinction, and just like common-sense mental health policy, it is non-partisan.
How does the Mental Health Now program work?
The Mental Health Now Candidate program lets voters know which candidates will stand up for mental health policy if elected to office. 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.
Candidates at the local, state, and federal levels are eligible to submit a Statement of Support. Candidates may submit their Statement of Support for Mental Health Now 2024 through this website starting November 14, 2023.
What does the Statement of Support Say?
I support policies that:
access to mental health care.
wellness and early intervention by expanding youth mental health services.
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.