The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA)...

Creating demand for excellence in mental health services...

New tools, standards and laws are being introduced in a...

Creating a coordinated national effort to support...

About Patrick J. Kennedy

The Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy
Former United States Representative, Rhode Island; Co-Founder, One Mind for Research and Founder, Kennedy Forum

Representative Patrick Kennedy served 16 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, and is predominantly known as author and lead sponsor of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008.  This dramatic piece of legislation... Read More »

Mental Health Stats

  • 25%

    American adults suffer from a diagnosable disorder

  • 9.6 million

    American adults have a SMI

  • 7.7 million

    American adults have PTSD

  • 22

    Veterans are committing suicide everyday