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Amy for America
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My own story is like a lot of families’ stories. My dad struggled with alcoholism when I was growing up. 

I love my dad. I saw him climb the highest mountains but also sink to the lowest valleys because of his battle. After three DWIs, he finally got real treatment and was, in his own words, ‘pursued by grace.’ 

We know that substance use and mental health disorders do not discriminate. Nearly half of Americans have a family member or close friend who’s struggled with drug use. And 1 in 5 Americans experiences a mental health condition. 

The one thing I hear over and over again across the country is people’s stories of mental health care and addiction — people need help, but they just can’t get it. In fact, in 2017 an estimated 21 million people needed substance use treatment, but fewer than 20 percent were able to access it. 

We’ve got to do better. 

I believe everyone should have the same opportunity my dad had to be pursued by grace and get the treatment and help they need. That’s why today I released my plan to combat addiction and prioritize mental health care in this country. 

This issue hits close to home for me, and I imagine it does for many of you as well. If you’d like to read my plan you can do that here. And if you think your friends and family might be interested in learning more, you can share it on Twitter and Facebook.


Amy’s running a homegrown campaign. She isn’t taking any contributions from corporate PACs or federal lobbyists so we’re relying on you. 

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