Religious Leaders Attend White House Meeting on Mental Illness

White House Mental Illness audienceReligious leaders were among those attending a special White House meeting this week on mental illness. President Obama hosted the group saying he wanted a more robust national discussion about mental health. He said mental illness left untreated could lead to tragedies like the Newtown school shooting. The president called on houses of worship and other religious institutions to help people recognize mental health problems and get the treatment they need.

Revisit our recent report on churches and the mentally ill.