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Massachusetts Senators Spilka, Rodrigues, Friedman and Cyr rally with invited guests at the State House before debate on An Act Addressing Barriers to Care for Mental Health

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Advocacy Day on October 16, 2019 at the State House

The Massachusetts Psychiatric Society held it’s first (at least in a long time) Advocacy Day on October 16, 2019 at the State House, an educational opportunity for residents and early career psychiatrists in the public policy arena.  Participants heard from legislators about priorities in both the mental health and substance use areas, including one legislator who is an emergency department resident and elected to the legislature this past year.  In addition, participants had the opportunity to meet with legislators to discuss the implementation of parity legislation filed by MPS. Click here to see photos from our Advocacy Day.

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