Taking to twitter the First Lady shared some words of advice to those suffering with mental health issues during mental health awareness month.
She began: “May is #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth.
“I encourage all Americans to join together to fight the stigma & help those who are suffering get the care & treatment they need.
“If you or a loved one is struggling, there are resources to help: https://cdc.gov/mentalhealth/index.htm“
However, many some the post controversial, with users making reference to her husband Donald Trump’s past behaviour and the US policy to immigration.
One user posted images of children in US immigration centres, captioned with the comment: “I wonder if they are experiencing mental health problems.
“You know, from being treated like animals?”
“You married a bully, start with him,” added a second.
A third said: “Start with yourself.”
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Another commented: “When your hubby is out of office come January 2021, mental health will improve…guaranteed.”
The news comes after President Trump released a statement congratulating members of the West Point Class of 2020 ahead of their graduation.
This was despite the fact that many ceremonies across the US have been cancelled due to the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
The statement read: “Congratulations on your upcoming graduation!
“The First Lady and I are very proud of you.
“Over the past weeks and months, you, your classmates, teachers and administrators, and our Nation have experienced times of uncertainty and adversity.”
He added: “Though this season of celebration has been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, our country and communities need you now more than ever.
“Your leadership will be essential in the days and weeks to come in helping your fellow Americans recover from this hardship.
“We wish you the best of luck in all of your future endeavours.”
The president announced earlier this month that he would deliver the commencement address at the United States Military Academy’s 2020 graduation ceremony at West Point on June 13.
However, critics warned that the administration was putting 1,000 cadets at risk by returning them to the upstate campus during the pandemic.
According to the latest figures, there are 1,128,460 coronavirus cases in the US.
In total 65,435 people have died in the US at the time of writing.
Despite the criticism, Army brass defended the decision on Thursday.
“We can’t telecommute to combat,” Gen. James McConville, chief of staff of the Army, told Pentagon reporters when asked about the decision.
Lt. Gen. Darryl Williams, academy superintendent, said the students must return for medical and other required tasks that can only be done at the academy before they can be turned over as new officers to the Army.
All cadets will be screened, tested and quarantined for 14 days.
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