FLOTUS calls for national focus on ending mental illness stigma

By February 19, 2016Media

First lady Michelle Obama is calling for a stronger focus on ending the stigma surrounding mental illnesses, which she said is preventing people from getting treatment.

“We should make it clear that getting help isn’t a sign of weakness — it’s a sign of strength — and we should ensure that people can get the treatment they need,” Obama wrote in an op-ed published Wednesday in the Huffington Post.

The first lady, who has become a champion for physical activity and nutrition, urged people to consider their mental health to be just as important.

Read the entire article, here: http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/269672-flotus-calls-for-national-focus-on-ending-mental-illness-stigma

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