The purpose roundtable, held at Rutgers University, brought together experts, advocates, and mental health professionals to hear a wide range of perspectives on the challenges facing the New Jersey’s mental health system and what reforms are needed. A variety of stakeholders who represent the full continuum of mental health care were invited to contribute to the conversation.
“Despite the advances we’ve made in recent years, far too many individuals with mental illness still go without the treatment they need to live long, healthy and productive lives. There is more we can do to ensure that those suffering in New Jersey and across the nation have access to the treatment and support services they need. Today’s discussion was helpful in determining what is working within the system and what must be improved so that we can reach all those still struggling.”
Said Congressman Pallone.
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