Mental healthcare is healthcare, period. Access to mental health care and substance abuse treatment should be available to every American NO MATTER WHAT. I will work to ensure that insurance companies cannot discriminate in the coverage of these real medical conditions. It is equally important to invest in hiring more mental health providers, substance abuse counselors, and peer support counselors.
Additionally, the privacy rights of people with mental illness must be safeguarded at all costs. Most importantly, I will fight to eliminate the stigma of mental illness and substance abuse, so that those who need help the most are able to receive it with humanity and dignity.