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ADVOCACY CAMPAIGN Mental Health Issues: Agenda for Legislation Walden University Policy and Advocacy for Improving Population Health NURS 6050 December 2019 Mental Health Issues: advocacy campaign for Legislation © 2018 Laureate Education Inc. 1 1
ADVOCACY CAMPAIGN Mental health encompasses the psychological, social, and emotional well-being of individuals. According to Townsend and Morgan (2017), mental health refers to "the successful adaptation to stressors from both the internal and external environment, evidenced by thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are age-appropriate and congruent with local and cultural norms." Thus, the state of mind, affects how people feel, think, and act. For instance, when individuals experience mental health problems, such as depression, stress, anxiety, and panic attacks, it affects their overall thinking and behaviors. Therefore, mental health is essential throughout life. Mental health is a Population Health concern that threatens a global community. According to the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) (2019), 14.4% of American adults have a mental disorder, while only 41% of them receive professional mental health care. My reason for writing this paper is to discuss an advocacy campaign for decreasing mental health issues with a legislator, policymaker or a member of their staff. The first two part of the paper will be the comparison grid of how the current president and the past two presidents addressed mental health issues, part three is the policy brief on a separate sheet. © 2018 Laureate Education Inc. 2 2
ADVOCACY CAMPAIGN Agenda Comparison Grid and Fact Sheet or Talking Points Brief Assignment Template for Part 1 and Part 2 Part 1: Agenda Comparison Grid Use this Agenda Comparison Grid to document information about the population health/healthcare issue your selected and the presidential agendas. By completing this grid, you will develop a more in depth understanding of your selected issue and how you might position it politically based on the presidential agendas. You will use the information in the Part 1: Agenda Comparison Grid to complete the remaining Part 2 and Part 3 of your Assignment. Identify the Population Health concern you selected. Mental Health Describe the Population Health concern you selected and the factors that contribute to it.

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