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Mental Health Reform: The Senate Needs to Act

Posted by Carah Counts on May 27, 2016

Mental Health Reform: The Senate Needs to Act | Carah Counts | Employer Healthcare Strategies blog by CareATC, Inc.It's Mental Health month for the United States. You may have heard about the mental health reform bill which enjoys bipartisan support in the Senate, but has yet to be voted upon. 

With 1 in 5 Americans suffering from mental health troubles, and national suicide rates at a 30-year high, it's clear that reform is needed.

The current bill would bring about a lot of change: Authorize suicide prevention programs, add more workers to the mental health field, make mental health insurance more robust, create intervention programs, integrate primary and mental heathlcare, and empower community crisis programs.

Interested parties are urged to contact state Senators and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who is able to bring the popular bill up for a vote.

Read full article at Huffington Post.

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Carah Counts

Carah is a Product Manager here at CareATC. When she's not busy working on our product strategy and roadmap, she dabbles in the occasional creative project or blog post.

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