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Elevate mental health in election-year dialogue

by Health Integrated | Feb 23, 2016
Dr. Sam Toney's commentary on the mental health crisis and the importance of bringing this topic to light in this year's election was published on Modern Healthcare's website.

Patrick Kennedy, a former congressman from Rhode Island and son of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, is using his policymaking experience and recent memoir to try to drive the mental health crisis into the presidential election conversation. His efforts and dedication are most certainly laudable. 

The talk in mental health circles is that this vital treatment is a forgotten civil right. With $100 billion in lost productivity every year because of untreated or undertreated mental illness, it's a critical issue. 

Read more on Modern Healthcare's website here.

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