He said investigations after the shooting found that the killer had a history of mental health troubles and adjudications, yet did not get "the treatment he needed after those adjudications".
"Too many Americans are being left to face mental health problems on their own, and too many individuals are dying prematurely from associated health conditions". Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), seeks to improve mental health coordination and encourage evidence-based treatments of mental health care.
Maya Harris, a senior policy adviser to Clinton's campaign, said in a statement: "Building on her longstanding commitment to health care for all, Hillary believes everyone should be able to access quality mental health care - without shame, stigma or barriers".
A 2014 USA TODAY series found that more than half a million Americans a year fall through the cracks of a broken mental health system, ending up in emergency rooms, behind bars or on the street after failing to receive adequate medical care and social support.
Clinton noted that the country loses almost $200 billion in lost earnings every year when people with mental illness are too sick to work. The Bill provides every person, except a minor, with a right to make an Advance Directive specifying the way the person wishes to be cared for and treated for a mental illness and also to appoint a nominated representative, who is entrusted with the task of protecting the interests of the person suffering from mental illness.
"This is not a partisan issue", Honberg said, adding that there is a "long way to go from proposal to treatment", referring to the arduous task of enacting new laws surrounding the criminal justice system's treatment of the mentally ill.
The platform further discusses the importance of early diagnosis and intervention, calling for an increased public understanding that most mental health issues begin in childhood or adolescence.
Clinton's plan also calls for strong enforcement of mental health parity, which Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-Mass.) has been vocal about through the House debate on Murphy's mental health bill.
Clinton's proposal takes aim at some of the double standards faced by people with mental illness. About 80% of people with a serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia, are unemployed, even though surveys show that most want to work.
Not all mental health advocates are pleased with Clinton's plan.
Clinton's plan overlaps with these legislative proposals, all bipartisan, in several ways.
He said that if colleges and universities offer affordable, unstigmatized and easily accessible mental health care, it could help prevent potential suicides or acts of violence on campuses across the country. It is estimated that 17 million children experience mental health issues, and that includes 1 in 5 college students, according to ABC News. "Our current system prioritizes the least seriously ill and offloads the others to jails".