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  • National Alliance on Mental Illness Annual Convention Opening Session
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    Mental Health Care Reform

    Representative Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) and other mental health advocates made opening remarks at the National Alliance on Mental Illness’s 2014 annual national convention. The opening…

    2,594 views
  • Veterans Mental Health
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    Mental Health Aid for Veterans

    Mental health advocates and leaders from veteran service organizations spoke at the the National Council for Behavioral Health’s launch of its Mental Health First Aid for Veterans…

    1,372 views
  • Mental Health Care in America
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    Mental Health Care System

    Representative Tim Murphy (R-PA) and other panelists talked about his Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act. Representative Murphy’s act addresses issues such as bed shortages,…

    457 views
  • Mental Health Insurance Coverage
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    Mental Health Insurance Coverage

    Former Representatives Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) and Jim Ramstad (R-MN) talked about the implementation of the 2008 bill they co-sponsored, the Mental Health Parity Act. The legislation…

    23,187 views
  • Psychological Stress in the Military
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    Psychological Stress in the Military

    A hearing was held on actions taken by military leaders to address psychological stress in the military. Topics included suicide prevention, reduction of stigma, and the role of families in…

    605 views
  • Suicides of Veterans
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    Suicides of Veterans

    Department of Veterans Affairs officials testified about charges the department had misled the public about the numbers of suicides committed by active duty personnel and veterans.…

    439 views
  • Veterans Mental Health Care
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    Veterans Mental Health Care

    The House Committee on Veterans' Affairs held a hearing to examine and identify mental health challenges within the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system, including increasing numbers…

    4,419 views
  • Mental Health Legislation
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    Mental Health Legislation

    A hearing was held on the Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act, which would require health insurance companies to put mental illnesses on equal footing with physical…

    154 views
  • Mental Health and Addiction Equity
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    Mental Health and Addiction Equity

    Members of Congress who were considering mental health parity legislation heard from experts and consumers about issues confronting people with mental health and addiction problems, as well…

    93 views
  • Mental Health Crisis
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    Mental Health Crisis

    Sixteen national organizations formed the Campaign for Mental Health Reform. Members of Congress and organization representatives announced a report titled, “Emergency Response: A Roadmap for Federal…

    117 views
  • Mental Health Care
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    Mental Health Care

    The Progressive Policy Institute held a forum on mental health care coverage. Participants talked about the scope of mental illness in the U.S. and various proposals to provide increased…

    42 views