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The Ins And Outs Of The Mental Health Reform Act

Jan 9, 2017

How mental illness is treated across our nation could change under a new federal law.

This hour — the Mental Health Reform Act — what is it and what does it mean for mental health and substance abuse treatment in our state?

A reporter for Kaiser Health News joins us to answer those questions. We also hear from advocates for the mentally ill about how the law could help Connecticut residents.

Do you need help finding treatment for a mental illness? Are you a caregiver who struggles to pay for treatment for your loved one?

And later, we explore how immigrants could help revitalize New England — a region known for its aging population.

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Chion Wolf contributed to this show.