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APA Urges Congress to Help Strengthen the Mental Healthcare Workforce
The American Psychological Association (APA) shared remarks made by Mitch Prinstein, APA’s chief science officer, to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Prinstein discussed the importance of Congress creating a mental health system for the 21st century, saying that “we desperately need a diverse and robust mental health system. … Our country invests over $15 billion annually to ensure we have enough physical health care providers, with the appropriate specialties throughout the country. Yet we invest less than 1 percent of this amount to build our mental health care workforce.” He continued, “Today, we now know that bifurcating physical and mental health is based on antiquated notions.”
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