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PODCAST: 'Fighting the tyranny of suffering from a mental illness'

April 13, 2013
by Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
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Former congressman and behavioral health advocate Patrick Kennedy presented the plenary session on the last day of the National Council's 2013 conference in Las Vegas. He reminsiced about the field's many accomplishments over the past 50 years since his uncle, President John F. Kennedy, passed the Community Mental Health Act of 1963. He also addressed areas in which the field can improve, including improving insurance coverage for veterans.

Listen to the podcast below to hear what he had to say about behavioral health professionals working together with veterans to make a difference.