Dr. Thomas R. Insel, the former director of the National Institute of Mental Health, and former U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy have announced that the leaders of the nation’s 14 leading advocacy groups and professional organizations began meeting early in 2020 in emergency session to generate proposals to address the new wave of need in the mental health field. Their combined expertise created a unified vision statement for transforming mental health and substance abuse care. And, for the first time, they say there is agreement among all stakeholders about what must be done.

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For the Press Release on the Vision Statement click here.

For the Unified Vision document click here.