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.

Glenn Close and Patrick Kennedy Discuss Mental Illness

Our Mental Health System is in Need of Leadership

"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."

Linda Rosenberg

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

Former President

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

Agenda

Patrick J. Kennedy is one of the world’s leading innovators on the prevention and treatment of mental illness, addiction, and other brain diseases.

He is leading the behavioral health community towards transformation of the mental health care system in the U.S. and worldwide. Read his National Behavioral Health Platform.

He is available to speak and consult on the following issue areas: Parity, Education, Prevention, Education, Brain Fitness and Technology, Advocacy and Policy, Quality and Outcomes, Research, and Collaborative Care.

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