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JFK’s Promises on Mental Health: Unfulfilled

At his site Our Health Policy Matters, consultant Paul Gionfriddo wonders what happened to the dream President John F. Kennedy had for helping people with mental illness and people with developmental disabilities. Gionfriddo writes that the Community Mental Health Centers Act signed by Kennedy has helped people with developmental disabilities -- but what has happened to funding for treating mental illness has been appalling.

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