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Mental Health America Urges U.S. Health Agencies To Act On Report On Improving Mental Health In Primary Care

Posted Jul 29 2008 12:07am

Link:Mental Health America Urges U.S. Health Agencies To Act On Report On Improving Mental Health In Primary Care.

Mental Health America urged agencies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to implement recommendations in a new report on barriers to providing mental health services in primary health care.

"While mental health is key to overall health, millions of Americans do not get needed mental health treatment because wrongheaded policies and practices discourage provision of mental health care in primary care settings," said David Shern, Ph.D., president and CEO of Mental Health America. "This report provides a roadmap for dramatic, yet attainable improvements in mental health service-delivery."

one of the biggest problems facing those with mental illnesses is that their is still a huge stigma attached to mental illness.  More needs to be done to change that.



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