I see a future where everyone who needs mental health care gets it. We must end the separate and unequal treatment of mental health and addiction, and ensure each of us is able to achieve a full, meaningful life. ”
I see a future where everyone who needs mental health care gets it. We must end the separate and unequal treatment of mental health and addiction, and ensure each of us is able to achieve a full, meaningful life.”
""Patrick J. Kennedy is a tireless advocate for change in the way we view mental health and addiction in this country, and an effective leader who personifies the best of this movement.""
President & CEO
National Council for Behavioral Health
""As former Congressman Patrick Kennedy has said, why shouldn’t people have “a check-up from the neck-up” along with their annual physical exams?" "
Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman
American Psychiatric Association
""As Surgeon General, you can issue reports, but it takes somebody to lead in Congress, and I was really fortunate when I met Patrick Kennedy… When it came to issues related to mental health and addiction equity, Patrick was the leader in Congress.""
Dr. David Satcher
Former U.S. Surgeon General and Founding Director
Satcher Health Leadership Institute
Patrick J. Kennedy is one of the world’s leading voices on the prevention and treatment of mental illness, addiction, and other brain diseases. He works to unite the behavioral health community in transforming the mental health care system in the U.S. and worldwide.
Patrick is available to speak and consult on the following topics: Parity, Mental Health Education, Prevention, Brain Fitness and Technology, Advocacy and Policy, Quality and Outcomes, Research, and Collaborative Care.
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December 7, 2018
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November 26, 2018
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ABOUT PATRICK J. KENNEDY
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“The real way to change attitudes is to change practices. Right now, we often wait until someone has a crisis before starting treatment for mental illness or addiction. But we don’t treat diabetes or cardiovascular disease that way.”
Purchase Patrick J. Kennedy’s “A Common Struggle"
“A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction” details Kennedy’s personal struggles, as well as his bold plan for the future of mental health care in America.