Suddenly, mental health has become everyone’s problem. Just as our anemic public healthcare system left us unprepared for the pandemic, the US was even less prepared for a mental health crisis that’s now afflicting half of all Americans. The nation’s 14 top mental health advocacy groups and professional organizations have mustered their combined expertise & resources, guiding the Biden administration on how to transform a broken mental health care system and get Americans the care they need now!
We sit down with NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Health) Spokespersons: Former U.S. Representative Patrick J. Kennedy (D-RI), who has been a mental health advocate his entire life and triumphed in his personal battle with substance abuse, and Paul Gionfriddo, whose adult son recently died as a consequence of serious mental illness. They explain why mental health is so important and needs to be prioritized in the United States.
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