on July 3rd, 1946
The National Mental Health Act became law
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➲ The Act came into formation due to the mental health issues veterans returning from World War II were facing.
➲ The Law was passed in recognition that patients benefit more from evaluation and treatment rather than being institutionalized.
➲ The NIMH was placed as a leader for further research and analysis on the brain and psychiatric disorder.
We are continuing to make progress in mental health with evolving treatments and philosophies.
National Mental Health Act. (2017, June 01). Retrieved June 20, 2017, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Mental_Health_Act