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A Public Movement of Action for Mental Health

Our mission is to end the mental health crisis and give all Americans a fair shot at the pursuit of happiness.

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Nonpartisan Civic Engagement, Action, and Accountability

The Good Life Movement

The Good Life Movement (GLM) is taking on the mental health crisis by creating a public movement 100% dedicated to interests of the people — not trade groups, associations, or corporations.

We're like the people's watchdog and muscle for mental health. We bring awareness to what's happening then influence legislation with advocacy.

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Educate the Public on the Problems, Solutions, & Advocacy     
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Bring Awareness to What’s Happening in Legislature
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Register Mental Health Voters
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Hold Demonstrations & Mobilize the People
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Make a Legislator Report Card
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Rally Thousands of People to Advocate for Legislation
The Mental Health Crisis
Hidden in Plain Sight

1/5

Americans Have
an Illness

1000%

Increased
Rates of Depression

500%

More Deaths
from Drug Overdose

9th

Leading Cause
of Death is Suicide

82%

Increase in
Youth Suicide

1/5

Americans Have
an Illness

1000%

Increased
Rates of Depression

500%

More Deaths
from Drug Overdose

9th

Leading Cause
of Death is Suicide

82%

Increase in
Youth Suicide

1/5

Americans Have
an Illness

1000%

Increased
Rates of Depression

500%

More Deaths
from Drug Overdose

9th

Leading Cause
of Death is Suicide

82%

Increase in
Youth Suicide

People marching

70%

Of Counties Have
No Child Psychiatrist

#1

Cause of Years
Lost to Disability

10x

Veteran Deaths by
Suicide vs. Combat

10x

More Patients in
Jails vs. State Hospitals

40%

Of Americans
Are Lonely

70%

Of Counties Have
No Child Psychiatrist

#1

Cause of Years
Lost to Disability

10x

Veteran Deaths by
Suicide vs. Combat

10x

More Patients in
Jails vs. State Hospitals

40%

Of Americans
Are Lonely

70%

Of Counties Have
No Child Psychiatrist

#1

Cause of Years
Lost to Disability

10x

Veteran Deaths by
Suicide vs. Combat

10x

More Patients in
Jails vs. State Hospitals

40%

Of Americans
Are Lonely

People marching

2x

Likelihood of Minority
Groups to be Denied Care

3x

Rates of Attempted
Suicide LGBTQ Youth

44%

of youth feel
persistent sadness

21%

of police time is spent
on mental health calls

22%

of americans say
their job is meaningless

2x

Likelihood of Minority
Groups to be Denied Care

3x

Rates of Attempted
Suicide LGBTQ Youth

44%

of youth feel
persistent sadness

21%

of police time is spent
on mental health calls

22%

of americans say
their job is meaningless

2x

Likelihood of Minority
Groups to be Denied Care

3x

Rates of Attempted
Suicide LGBTQ Youth

44%

of youth feel
persistent sadness

21%

of police time is spent
on mental health calls

22%

of americans say
their job is meaningless

People marching
The Crisis Is Like a House Is On Fire
The Crisis
Fire

We've Never Built the Fire Department

The mental health crisis is like a house is on fire — and with mental health care the way it is, it's like we've never built the fire department. To put out the fires, we must act immediately to build a crisis system and a real care system that people can access affordably.

Puzzled

We've Never Asked: Why Is Everything on Fire?

We have a mental health crisis because we have created a society that fundamentally makes people sick. Fixing the care system and improving treatment is the essential first step, we must begin to look at the world outside of health care.

In the world outside of health care, it's clear we have gone wrong. We follow economic measures off a cliff while people are increasingly separated from the human essentials such as family, community, meaning, faith, and nature.

To end this crisis, we must revalue our humanity and create a world where everyone has a fair shot at the pursuit of happiness.

Our Vision:
Put Out Fires & Prevent Fires

Build the Fire Department

Psychiatric nurse
988 and Crisis  Services
Home
Peer-Driven Care System
Judicial balance
End Insurance Discrimination

Prevent Fires

Happy family
GDW - People Over Money
Safe happy children
Invest in Youth Mental Health
A cell phone
Social Media Accountability
VIEW OUR FULL 6-POINT VISION
Where is Government Action?
The Leadership Problem

Mental Health Is Common Sense and Widely Popular

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92% of
Democrats
Support MH

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92% of
Independents Support MH

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94% of Republicans Support MH

Despite unprecedented support, mental health remains one of the most institutionally under supported causes in society. Yet our leaders have not taken major action.

Where is the urgency?

"Mental Health is the most neglected health issue on earth."

The World Health Organization (WHO)
The People Must Create Urgency
The Missing Piece

We must organize into a group and make phone calls establishing mental health as a top priority. Only then will Congress act with urgency.

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Register Mental Health Voters
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Rally Thousands of People to Make Calls Demanding Change
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Hold Demonstrations & Mobilize the People
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Make a Legislator Report Card

How You Can Help

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Frawley and Yang

GLM Founder on Andrew Yang's Podcast

Our Founder Andrew Frawley joins Andrew Yang's podcast to discuss The Good Life Movement.

Tom Insel

Our Latest News Letter: A New Vision

I’m pleased to announce that in January we added our first official advisor, Dr. Tom Insel.