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The Importance of Advocating for Mental Health

Posted by Shawna Flavell on Fri, Sep 20, 2013 @ 04:07 PM

Earlier this week, our CEO, John Mayes and members of our leadership team—along with more than 600 behavioral healthcare providers and advocates from across the country—stood on the steps of the U.S. Capitol Building advocating for increased funding and better access to mental health services as part of the National Council For Behavioral Health’s Hill Day 2013. While in Washington, our team discussed the importance of the Excellence in Mental Health Act with representatives from the offices of Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), U.S. Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL), U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Congressman Mike Quigley (D-IL).

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Tags: mental illness, mental health, community-based mental health, excellence in mental health act, advocacy, national council for behavioral healthcare, hill day 2013