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 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.
October 5, 2018
We mustn’t let the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act languish
October 4, 2018
The Health 202: Patrick Kennedy shepherded a major mental-health bill into law. Ten years later, big barriers remain.
October 3, 2018
Senate easily passes sweeping opioids legislation, sending to President Trump
A Leading Voice in the Marijuana Debate
ABOUT PATRICK J. KENNEDY
Princeton Magazine: Patrick Kennedy is at Home in New Jersey
“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.