Campaign to Change Direction: Raising Awareness about Mental Health

Today, in support of her Joining Forces initiative, the Michelle Obama spoke at the launch of The Campaign to Change Direction, a nation-wide effort to raise awareness around mental health in America. The campaign is designed to change the story of mental health across the nation by urging all Americans to learn the five signs that someone might be in distress.

“It’s time to tell everyone who’s dealing with a mental health issue that they’re not alone, and that getting support and treatment isn’t a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of strength. That’s something that my husband believes strongly as President. Because in this country, when you’re fighting an illness — whether that’s mental or physical — you should be able to get the help you need, end of story.”