Deadline for mental health plan comments midnight Monday

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Advocates for better mental health services for adults will be pressing until at least midnight Monday to have comments submitted to include seniors in a new federal behavioral health plan.

Long-term care psychologists, among others, have expressed outrage over the apparent omission of seniors services in a proposal from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

The Department of Health and Human Services agency has requested comments on its 2015-18 proposed strategic plan, “Leading Change 2.0: Advancing the Behavioral Health of the Nation.” The three-week comment period ends at midnight Monday (Eastern Time).

Comments and suggestions can be left online — and the 34-page proposal may be downloaded — here.


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