Psychiatrist Lauds Proposed Mental Health Bill.

In an opinion piece for Bloomberg News (12/22, Satel), psychiatrist Sally Satel, MD, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, lauded the recently proposed “Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2013,” which “addresses a long list of inadequacies in services for people who suffer from schizophrenia, bipolar illness, major depression and other severe conditions.” After calling the bill, which was introduced by clinical psychologist Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), “the most ambitious mental-health legislation since the Community Mental Health Act of 1963,” Dr. Satel concluded that passage of the measure would allow the Federal government to begin “major repairs to our flawed mental-health system.”

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— “A Law to Fix Mental-Health Care, ” Sally Satel, Bloomberg News, December 22, 2013.

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