Michelle Obama’s Speech on Mental Health

“At the root of this dilemma is the way we view mental health in this country. Whether an illness affects your heart, your leg or your brain, it’s still an illness, and there should be no distinction.”

This video was SO SPOT ON. SO, ABSOLUTELY, SPOT ON. I couldn’t say some things better myself. Using the power of parallels to physical health, she has hit the issue of the stigma of mental health on its mark.

Obama is making strides in the realm of mental health. The Affordable Care Act includes mental health treatment in it, and does not allow turning down someone who has a mental illness. I’ll post more about this soon!