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Must-Hear Radio: Candidates on Mental Health

Posted Oct 14 2008 4:48am

Today on Dr. Dan Gottlieb's Voices in the Family on WHYY:

Mental Illness & the Presidential Candidates

More than 54 million Americans suffer from one or more mental illness and, for many, finding the right treatment and paying for it is a constant struggle. Not to mention, the difficulties of living with the stigma and discrimination. On the next Voices in the Family, we are bringing the issue of mental health to the presidential ballot. We'll be joined by representatives from both parties to discuss where each candidate stands on the issue and what their plans are to increase awareness and improve mental healthcare in America. Representing Senator John McCain will be Renee Amoore, Deputy Chairman, PA Republican State Party, and CEO of the Amoore Group. Joining us from the Obama campaign is Kareem Dale, National Disability Vote Director Obama for America. We'll also hear from Jim Jordan, the executive director of NAMI PA. And, we want to hear from you. We're giving you a chance to ask your questions about what each candidate will do about mental illness if elected. Email us now to get your question answered on the air at

Email your questions, peeps! I listen to this show live all the time, in delicious streaming goodness. I recommend it.

(Also, don't forget to donate to your local public radio station. They're going to be suffering these days. Of course, at WHYY, if they didn't pay their top guy so much money ... But that's another story for another time.)

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