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Trump Names Former SAMHSA Critic As Mental Health Czar: Dr. Ellie McCance-Katz


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This blog post has Dr. McCance-Katz’s article at the end:

From the doctor’s article about SAMHSA: “What is needed is an agency soul-searching and a re-prioritization that places the treatment of serious mental disorders at the very top of the list of agency goals. SAMHSA needs leadership that acknowledges the importance of addressing serious mental illness. Initiatives that provide funding for new approaches to engaging the seriously mentally ill; for assisted outpatient treatment with enriched psychosocial services; and for additional psychiatric hospital beds, particularly for longer-term care given the severe shortage of such resources in the US, should be at the top of SAMHSA’s agenda.”

Sounds good to me. I hope she does it.


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