TBT: National Mental Health Act of 1946

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.


Works Cited:

National Mental Health Act. (2017, June 01). Retrieved June 20, 2017, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Mental_Health_Act