NAB Launches New Mental Health Awareness Campaign.

CQ (7/24, Adams, Subscription Publication) reports that a new national campaign focusing on mental illness awareness has been launched by the National Association of Broadcasters [NAB]. The campaign will “publicize a national crisis hotline and provide an online community for people affected by mental illness.” To publicize the campaign, television and radio public service announcements will be run across the US. CQ notes that “Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius made brief remarks in the Rayburn office building at the launch of the campaign,” in which she pointed out that 20% of Americans will end up with a mental health diagnosis at some time in their lives and that the ACA will help by expanding mental health coverage.

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