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06.23.20

Pandemic Sharpens National Focus on Mental Health Care

Despite the overwhelmingly negative consequences the pandemic has had on the physical, financial, and emotional health of the country, there is reason to be optimistic about our mental health.  With nearly everyone affected in some way and the traumatic effects expected to extend into the future, the stigma surrounding mental health appears to be receding.  Now people feel free – and compelled – to talk openly about anxiety, depression, and hopelessness.

In Business Insider, Patrick J. Kennedy, former US Representative and founder of The Kennedy Forum and Norm Gorin, Vice President of MindWise Innovations, a service of Riverside Community Care, call for sweeping changes in Congress to adequately fund access and affordability for mental health and substance use care.

Read article: Business Insider

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