White House Hosts Conference to Boost Awareness and Understanding of Mental Health

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white house sealToday, Monday, June 3rd, President Obama and Vice President Biden are hosting a National Conference on Mental Health at the White House as part of the Administration’s effort to launch a national conversation to increase understanding and awareness of mental health.

"There should be no shame in discussing or seeking help for treatable illnesses that affect too many people that we love," President Obama said during his opening remarks.

"We've got to get rid of that embarrassment; we've got to get rid of that stigma. Too many Americans who struggle with illnesses are still suffering in silence rather than seeking help," he went on to say. The conference brings together mental health advocates, medical providers, educators and government officials to help reduce the stigma of mental illness. Read CNN's report on the ongoing conference

 

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