The People's Movement for Mental Health and Well-Being

The Good Life Movement is taking on the mental health crisis by promoting bipartisan civic engagement, awareness, and direct action. We will pressure our leaders to take action and hold them accountable for how they vote on mental health & well-being legislation.

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The Good Life Movement Began in 2021 After Asking a Single Question:

"Given that there is a mental health crisis in America that everyone knows and seems to care about, why has there been no major legislative reform"

After more than a year of research, talking to scientists, researchers, advocates, policy leaders and more, the consensus was clear:

While there is more research to do, we know more than enough within science and policy to improve outcomes and save lives.

The Missing Piece:
The People

The lack of legislative change is because the mental health field has never built the infrastructure for a movement. As a result, the people have not organized into a single voice that holds our leaders accountable and pressures them into taking action.

There are hundreds of life-saving mental health bills on the desk of legislators right now. Sadly, only a handful of these bills have been given real attention. While most legislators claim to care about mental health, they simply do not prioritize it — or they only support mental health when it's convenient.

We can change this by organizing the people together into one clear group — a mental health voting bloc. As a 'voting bloc' we can create coordinated campaigns that exercise power by only voting for who supports our cause.

The Good Life Movement Is Bipartisan Civic Engagement, Awareness, and Direct Action

The Good Life Movement promises to organize the people. We will deliver on the essential infrastructure to help thousands of Americans make their voice heard for mental health.

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Make a Scorecard & Grade Politicians
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Hold Demonstrations & Mobilize the People
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Register Mental Health Voters & Create a Voting Bloc
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Rally Thousands of People to Make Calls Demanding Change
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Founder and Executive Director

Meet Andrew

My name is Andrew Frawley. I'm a mental health advocate and I've been dedicated to mental health for my entire career.

I grew up in suburban Virginia — a place where the American dream is supposedly still alive. My father is a blue-collar painter who worked his way up to own a small business. My mother is a PTA mom still famous for her cookies. We were a "purple household" — one parent Republican, one parent Democratic. We were raised to see the good in others.

My early years contained many of the traditional symbols of happiness in America — a sort of green lawn, Happy Meals, and a garage we couldn't use. On paper, life was good.

The difficult truth, though, is that beneath the façade of material security was often pain. Unfortunately, I've come to see this pain as a feature, not a bug, of an American culture that profits off our anxiety.

My Story

Struggling Youth

Mental health is personal to me. My mental health began to deteriorate in late Elementary School. I was diagnosed with ADHD and stigmatized terribly for it.

My parents divorcing at age 12 was the triggering event, though. I spiraled into what we'd today call a clinical depression. It lasted about five years. I receded from the social scene and played video games in my mother's basement for 60 hours a week. I coped via an eating disorder and came to weigh 300 pounds. I also developed a form of OCD called trichotillomania in which you pull your hair out. I was not thriving.

In my later teen years, I unfortunately found myself wrapped up in the opiate crisis. I lost friends and live with trauma from those days.

Sadly, my story is not uncommon. This is a story I saw often amongst friends and neighbors, and still around the country. If someone's mental health story is not divorce and opiates, it's homelessness and mass incarceration. Or a triggering racial event and a childhood of trauma. It doesn't need to be this way.

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Resilience and Triumph

Advocating for Mental Health

I am incredibly grateful that I have triumphed over many difficult patches in my life. I have lost the weight, reskilled socially, and freed myself from substances. I have also been blessed with a meaningful career.

In 2017, I joined Andrew Yang on his campaign for President as a founding member and the 2nd employee. I worked as our Director of Marketing and I grew our department to 15 people.

I created the MATH hat, raised nearly $25 million, directed the #YangGang’s online dominance, and grew Yang’s social media following by 375,000%. AdvertisingWeek said I created the best merchandise in all of politics. After Yang, I consulted for a variety of political operations where I advised teams of over 400 people and with budgets over $100 million.

After working in political elections and movements for three years, I took some time off. I spent most of 2020 and 2021 reading and researching about society and mental health — and trying to live my values. As time went on, I became confounded by our nation's lack of action on mental health.

When the data showed how badly the mental health space needed a movement and public advocacy, I knew I could not sit on the sidelines. It's an honor to merge my professional skills with the cause that drives me the most.

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Our Movement

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