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1/2/2014 12:00 AM

In the public policy arena, 2013 ended with spirited discussion of a comprehensive mental health legislative proposal driven in part by scrutiny of federal mental health spending (see MHW, Dec. 23). But as 2014 opens, leaders of national associations in the behavioral health community believe any policy accomplishments that occur this year are much more likely to occur in a piecemeal fashion than in the all-encompassing manner that the bill from U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) suggests.

12/31/2013 12:00 AM

For the first issue of the year, we asked our readers about their most pressing challenges and opportunities in 2014. Here are their responses:

12/19/2013 12:00 AM

Legislation introduced by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) aimed at reforming the country’s mental health system has unleashed a firestorm of reaction. Mental health advocacy and constituent groups, while pleased about the reauthorization of suicide prevention programs and Mental Health First Aid, for example, bristle at the elimination and transfer of key programs administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).


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