The urgency of this moment is clear. Launching the We Are Done Dying Campaign in early May, the NAACP declared, “The health and safety of our people are at an unparalleled risk.”
As Jews, we believe that the government has an obligation to ensure that all people can access health care, including mental health care. As we observe Mental Health Awareness Month, let us remember the importance of mental health and work toward a society where all people can access the care they need.
Much progress has been made since the Stonewall uprising in June 1969, but the fight for LGBTQ equality, protection, and inclusion continues in our communities.