National Alliance on Mental Illness
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Transforming Mental Health Care in America
"Mr. President ... the Mental Health Treatment System in America is in Shambles" -- President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health, October 2002
At the end of 2002, the President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health sent a message to the President of the United States --that our current efforts to treat people with mental illnesses are not working. The Commission found that the consequences of this failure are staggering. They also told him that based on two decades of research and a revolution in the science and understanding of the brain, we already know a great deal about what works. We simply need the will to do it.
The Mind of America Foundation is a public/private partnership committed to bring the facts about mental illness and recovery to a wider public in order to eradicate stigma, improve access to scientific treatment and supports, and transform the mental healthcare system in America.
The Foundation is dedicated to the principles that: 1) all Americans have a right to receive the most effective treatments available to overcome the serious and disabling mental illnesses that affect between eight and fifteen million adults and children in the United States and, 2) provision of effective treatment and support to those in need is sensible and compassionate public policy.
The Mind of America Foundation is committed to help build a mental health care system in America that is firmly based on the advances in brain science that have occurred during the past two decades. The Foundation seeks to transform an outdated system built on ignorance, fear and discrimination and replace it with one based on the facts about mental disorders and recovery, including:
The Work of the Foundation and the Advisory Council
The Advisory Council brings together prominent citizens who, working directly with the Foundation Board of Directors and staff, offer specialized help and assistance, afford access to decision-makers and resources, and provide direct and indirect financial support to The Foundation and its Campaign for the Mind of America.
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