This Call to Action – “Equality! Equity! Justice!” – by AMWA encourages everyone to seek a healthier, happier, more humane America.
Mental health conditions are physical health conditions. We know negative and positive behaviors are symptoms stemming from functions of the brain and the central nervous system.
Just like other physical conditions, mental health conditions have stages of illness. From child to senior, Americans every day are getting very sick with many being arrested, incarcerated, and dying because of inhumane actions occurring against those who live with a physical mental health condition which includes addictions. Mental health problems are preventable and treatable just like many other physical medical conditions. Yet, for decades, there has not been a profound push to get this message out to the public. Any person experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis should not be subject to the discriminating and prejudicial failings of our society any longer. Inhumane treatment ends now with this Equality! Equity! Justice! call.
Below are 24 action bullets that need immediate attention. Everyone, individually and collectively, must work to end these unacceptable conditions. Only then can real positive change happen! Familiarize yourself with each statement below, and be sure to check out the resources and information for how you can make sure “Not One More” happens in your community.