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Experts Testify on State of the U.S. Mental Health System

Washington, DC
Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing to examine the state of America's Mental Health System.

The hearing discusses ways to improve access to services for those who need them, the need to focus on prevention and early intervention and will include a review of issues related to mental health and gun violence.

Pamela Hyde, administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and Thomas Insel, director of the National Institute of Mental Health, testify on the first panel.

The second panel includes: Michael Hogan, former commissioner of the New York State Office of Mental Health, and chairman of the President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health; George DelGrosso, executive director of the Colorado Behavioral Health Council; Robert Vero, CEO of Centerstone of Tennessee; and Larry Fricks, senior consultant at the National Council for Behavioral Health.

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) chairs the committee.

Updated: Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 1:30pm (ET)

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