With tragedies involving people with mental health problems still making headlines, why isn't more being done to get those individuals the mental health care they need?
One in five Americans experiences a mental health problem in any given year, yet the issue is still widely misunderstood.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is urging Americans to take action Oct. 4-10, Mental Illness Awareness Week.
NAMI, the largest mental health organization working to improve the lives of people affected by mental illness, is calling on Americans to ask their legislators to pass comprehensive mental health care reform.
Director of Federal Legislative Advocacy for NAMI, Andrew Sperling, joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss mental illness and the health care reform.