Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders in America: Priorities, Challenges, and Opportunities, Hearing of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session on Examining Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders in America, Focusing on Priorities, Challenges, and Opportunities, October 29, 2015 [open pdf - 344KB]
This is the October 29, 2015 hearing on "Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders in America: Priorities, Challenges, and Opportunities," held before U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. From the opening statement of Lamar Alexander: "Today, we are discussing the important issue of mental health and substance use disorders. Mental illness affects a great many Americans. According to a 2013 report from the National Survey of Drug Use and Health, nearly one in five adults over the age of 26 reported suffering from a mental illness. In that same time period, nearly 1 in 10 Americans between the age of 12 and 17 reported having at least one major depressive episode.[...]Today's hearing, though, is really to better understand the Federal Government's role in mental health treatment and how it can help States like Tennessee meet such high need and deliver such critical care." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Kana Enomoto, Jim Macrae, and Thomas Insel.
S. Hrg. 114-716; Senate Hearing 114-716
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