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?