Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton says her administration would make efforts to improve mental health and drug addiction. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Mental health and drug addiction would be major priorities in a Clinton administration, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said at a campaign event on Sunday (April 24). The former secretary of state said that through conversations with Americans it was clear that the country was behind on the two issues and that the media was neglecting coverage of the two areas of public health. "It's heartbreaking. You know when you run for president, I can shake hands with someone for 15 to 20 seconds and they will share their heart with me," Clinton said in Bridgeport, Connecticut. "And they will share their heart. They will say to me, 'please do something about mental health and we can't get the help we need.' Or they'll say, 'please do something about the opioid and heroin epidemic.'" "Now you're not going to see that in headlines. When people do the political coverage, it's like who said what nasty about someone else," Clinton added. "That is not going to make us a better country, so I'm going to keep talking about things that Americans talk to me about."