Mental Health Statement 50 Years Ago Today

President Kennedy boldly recognizes need for mental health programs.
(as shared by Mental Health America)

50 Years ago today, President Kennedy spoke to Congress about the state of Mental Health…the first time a President of the United States took specific cognizance of mental illness and mental retardation, and stated a national policy.  Kennedy called for a bold new approach and emphasized the need to develop preventive programs.  His statement contributed to meaningful change in the way Americans view mental health care in the United States.

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