In the wake of the Colorado and Georgia mass shootings MITM is beginning a letter writing campaign to promote Mental Health & Substance Abuse funding by Congress. Gun control is not the answer and all of the intensified conflict it generates only distracts from the problem.
Did you know that all members of Congress now strongly discourage the use of traditional mail? However, if you search for your congressperson’s Contact Form you will be able to select the issue you are writing about and then paste in the letter below, or write your own version. We should be flooding their email servers until we get them to focus on the real problem.
Thank you for supporting MITM. It’s not about money. Support comes from following us on Twitter @mitm4america and using the hashtag #MeetintheMiddle when tweeting about or to your Senators and Representatives. Contact every member of Congress in the time you have available.
Senator [Last name]
Mass shootings are a Mental Health issue, not a weapon design problem. It’s a physiological and psychological imbalance that can be treated. The more we focus on gun control the more we ignore the source of the problem. Americans want guns but I guarantee they don’t want bipolar disease, depression, and psychosis to be ignored.
Meet in the middle with your colleagues in Congress. Sponsor legislation and be a hero for the people. Mental Health funding and awareness comes from the heart and voters will respond to that.
Threatening gun control makes some citizens angry. Promising unlimited and powerful weaponry just frightens others. Both scenarios are extremism and completely miss the point.
Funding Mental Health & Substance Abuse is full of wisdom and supports the economy. Think about it. Happy healthy people are more productive and prosperous. Prosperity leads to job growth, which generates tax revenue and GDP will increase. Funding Mental Health will pay for itself. Conversely, division smothers progress and happiness.
Be a hero to your constituents and all Americans. Fund MH&SA today.
Judson Gilbert, PharmD, MBA
Chief Financial Officer
Meet in the Middle for America