Monday, January 4, 2010

Mental health in background of upcoming political campaigns

Political candidates are no longer ducking mental health issues as if they disqualified them from office. In Portland, Oregon, a co-founder of Mental Health Association is entering the city council race. And in Minn., the Star Tribune reports the Democratic candidate for governor, Mark Dayton, acknowledged a history of depression. They join a handful of other politicians who have stepped forward, despite stigma and discrimination, to acknowledge their own treatment or that of a relative.

Norman DeLisle, MDRC
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