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Assessing The State Of America’s Mental Health System

by Rachel L. West, MSW, LMSW
The Political Social Worker

There was a hearing today on the state of America’s mental health system that went before the 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.

On a side note, not one person on the panel is a social worker.  Bear in mind that in the United States social workers are the number one provider of mental health services. Yet not one social worker gave testimony before a Senate committee looking into the state of America’s mental health system.  Having said that, where was the National Association of Social Workers?


Posted by Rachel L. West

In addition to being the founder of The Political Social Worker blog, I am a consultant. My consulting practice offers advocacy and community outreach solutions to nonprofits, social good organizations, and private practitioners. Additionally, I offer career coaching to macro social work students and professionals.

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