Former Sen. Mark Dayton, now running for governor, made news last month when he talked about his depression and a relapse in his recovery from alcoholism. Today’s Question: Should candidates for public office disclose their mental health history?
Comments texted to MPR:
Of course candidates shouldn’t be made to disclose their mental health history. In a truly free country candidates shouldn’t be made to disclose their mental health history. -Shaun, Moorhead, MN
Yes they must have an exam to make sure one has the right brain for public office. -Oliver Mupila, Zambia
A disclosure law would discourage politicians from seeking help for problems. Is that what we want? -Chris, Edina, MN
I believe that anyone seeking public office should present his/her mental health records before they are qualify to run. -Robert, Big Lake, MN