Patrick Kennedy Wants to Protect Mental Health CoverageMarch 1, 2017 |
by Christina Farr
After his father, Ted Kennedy, passed away, former U.S. Congressman Patrick Kennedy chose not to run for re-election in the House of Representatives so he could devote more energy to the issue that he cares most deeply about: changing the way we talk about and treat millions of Americans who suffer from mental health disorders.
Kennedy’s goal is to remove the stigma around mental illness and addiction. He chronicled how how these diseases run in his own family in his memoir, A Common Struggle.