State of Mental Health Care System

Federal, state, and local mental health officials testified on weaknesses in the mental health care system, with a focus on relationships… read more

Federal, state, and local mental health officials testified on weaknesses in the mental health care system, with a focus on relationships between mental health and gun violence in the wake of the December 2012 shootings at a Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school. The hearing examined the mental health system and barriers to providing mental health care. 

In the first panel, administrators talked about changes in the health care system. Pamela Hyde said that the U.S. mental health system has huge gaps in services that prevent people with mental illnesses from receiving treatment. In the second panel mental health practitioners gave examples of community situations. Topics included the stigma associated with mental health and the importance of employment and peer support, and that that mental Illness is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. Panelists also highlighted how current funds could be better spent better and obstacles to getting mental health services to those in need. close

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Program ID:
310584-1
Category:
Senate Committee
Format:
Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 24, 2013
Last Aired:
Jan 28, 2013

Airing Details

  • Jan 24, 2013 | 4:52pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 24, 2013 | 10:48pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 25, 2013 | 12:15am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 25, 2013 | 4:12am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 25, 2013 | 5:39am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 25, 2013 | 1:42pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 26, 2013 | 6:33am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 28, 2013 | 4:48am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 28, 2013 | 8:01am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 28, 2013 | 9:27am EST | C-SPAN 3
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