A Report on America’s Health Care System for Adults with Serious Mental Illness
Grading the States 2009: A Report on America’s Health Care Sytem for Adults with Serious Mental Illness
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Executive Summary

In Conclusion

Today’s economic crisis presents a daunting challenge for all Americans, including public officials who, NAMI recognizes, must make hard choices. But change is urgently needed.

We need leadership, political will, and investment from governors, legislatures, and other champions to preserve—and build on—the modest progress being made to improve public mental health care. We need to rise above existing inadequacy. We need to save lives and help people to recover.

Transformation of the mental health care system will take time. It will occur incrementally. We can measure its progress, but progress will only occur if we make it happen.

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"Recovery is a healing and growth process of gaining or developing assets-emotional, spiritual, vocational, and psychological."
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Mike Fitzpatrick, NAMI Executive Director

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