Former Rep Patrick Kennedy Discusses Efforts To Promote Mental Health Treatment

The Kaiser Health News (7/9, Pockros) interviewed former Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI), who discussed his efforts to promote mental health treatment. Kennedy said, “Today we are reacting to an epidemic of untreated mental illness.” He recommended building “a chronic care or intensive care system so that people are treated and cared for, and not abandoned.” He favors “a chronic care approach to” the treatment of mental illness.

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— “Patrick Kennedy On Moving Mental Health Policy Out Of ‘The Dark Ages’,” Alana Pokros, Kaiser Health News, July 9, 2015.

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