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Quality of Mental Health Programs

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Quality of Mental Health Programs

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Quality of Mental Health Programs

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A new report by a presidential commission says many mental health programs around the country are not providing quality care for those with schizophrenia, depression and other mental illnesses. Host Neal Conan and guests discuss the problems mental health agencies face and what's being done to improve their services.

Guests:

Joanne Silberner
*NPR Health policy correspondent

Charles Curie
*the President's Commission on Mental Health
*Administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (part of Health and Human Services Department)

Mike Faenza
*President and CEO of the National Mental Health Association

Deanna Yates
*Psychologist
*Member of the American Psychological Association and participated on the president's commission