Are there specific policy changes we need?
A. One thing that we desperately need is parity for mental health in insurance coverage. That means all insurers should be required to cover psychiatric services in the same way they cover physical illnesses. Some leaders in Congress are trying to make that happen, and there has been some progress. But we still have a long way to go. Another thing: This election season, we're hearing a lot of talk about universal health care. If it's truly universal, mental health has to be included.