The United States is facing massive increases in depression, drug and alcohol misuse and overdose, and suicides– the diseases and deaths of despair.

The Action Agenda to Support Mental Health and Well Being is a plan to help people already facing these issues, and to reduce the number who will face them in the future. The Action Agenda identifies priority strategies and implementing actions and policies that have a demonstrated track record of success but which need to be taken to a scale that is in line with the scale of the challenge we face.

An Action Agenda to Support Mental Health & Well Being

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The Action Agenda to Support Mental Health and Well Being does not focus solely on treatment or direct mental health services but instead recognizes the range of factors affecting health and well-being, particularly the Vital Conditions:

  • Basic Needs for Health and Safety
  • Meaningful Work and Wealth
  • Thriving Natural World
  • Belonging and Civic Muscle
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Humane Housing
  • Reliable Transportation

Well Being Alliance Overview & Compacts

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The Vital Conditions are so named because they are unequivocally important for producing mental health and well being. When people have the Vital Conditions mental health and well being are consistently better.

The focus of the Action Agenda is at the intersection of the Vital Conditions that most directly affect mental health and wellness and the mental health and wellness services needed to address the growing crisis. This focus is important to provide effective, long-term solutions for those currently experiencing mental health and well being challenges, and particularly critical if we are to reverse the trend toward worsening mental health and well being in the United States.

The Well Being Alliance works to catalyze progress toward well-being in the nation by forging important directional partnerships

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Action Agenda to Support Mental Health & Well Being

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