The efforts of President Barack Obama to improve mental health care after the Newtown, Conn., school shooting have not impressed local mental health care leaders, and they are not expecting much to come from the National Conference on Mental Health, which was Monday at the White House.
In opening the conference, the president called for a more robust national discussion on mental illness, saying the time had come to bring the issue “out of the shadows.”
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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