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Assessing The State Of America’s Mental Health System

By: Rachel L. MSW, LMSW

On Thursday there was a hearing on the state of America’s mental health system that went before the US Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.  You can watch a recording of the hearing here, on the committees website. You can also download a copy of the testimony from the same link. The following is an example of the valuable information that can be obtained from the above website.

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Photo Credit: By Scrumshus (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Written by Rachel L. West

Rachel L. West is the Founder of the Political Social Worker, a blog dedicated to macro social work and politics. She holds a BA in History from SUNY Stony Brook and an MSW from Adelphi University.

She is a community outreach and engagement specialist. Rachel resides in New York State, and she is available as a consultant and coach. You can find out more about Rachel at The Political Social Worker at (

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