Mental health and depression may be among the most neglected issues of our time. Research shows that about 1 in 4 adults in the U.S. suffers from some form of mental illness, and 14.8 million adults suffer from a major depressive disorder. In Massachusetts, Martha Coakley, the EL-endorsed candidate for Massachusetts governor, understands the challenges faced by mentally ill people all too well. In a video put out by her campaign, she tells the story of her brother, Edward.
You can also read her plan for dealing with behavioral health at http://www.MarthaCoakley.com/CaringForAll.