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Entries for month: April 2011
Dr. David Shern, president and CEO of Mental Health America, recently spoke about mental health policy at a seminar sponsored by the Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County.
Arguing that "the next century of mental health in the U.S. needs to be fundamentally different" from the last one, he makes the case for a new "vision for mental health now within our grasp."
The blog Our Health Policy Matters wrote about the talk and is linked here.