17 Mental Health Questions We Want to Ask the Presidential Candidates

Listen up, potential President of the United States — we want to talk to you about mental health. No, not as a subset of the gun control debate. Mental illness affects about 61.5 million Americans, and we have some issues we’d like you (and other elected officials, for that matter) to address as we approach the election year.

So at the convenience of future debate moderators, The Mighty asked readers what mental health-related questions they’d want to ask the presidential candidates.

Here’s what they had to say.

— Shawn Henfling

— Paul Banuski

— Rebecca Chamaa

— Paul Banuski

— Dolores Sanchez, Founder of Mental Health Justice

— Theresa Lafar

— Erica Mcclellan

— Lindsay Ballard

I Have OCD. This Is What It’s Like to Be in My Mind for 3 Minutes.

— Nikki DeMeyers

— Gen Somers

— Julianne Leow

— Bridget Flynn

— Mark Maya

— Deborah Mihalik Geesling

– Alicia Renkema

— Erica Enos

- Kayla Wientzek  

— Emilyanne Wachter

By Sarah Schuster

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