AEU ENDORSES STAND OF JOINT COMMISSION ON MENTAL ILLNESS AND HEALTH
WHEREAS the mental health of the national community is one of the main prerequisites for a stable, democratic and progressive society, and
WHEREAS there has been a steady increase in mental illness in this country, and
WHEREAS the inadequacy of present facilities and trained personnel condemns thousands of the mentally ill to go without active treatment, or to receive inadequate, mental health care, and
WHEREAS the American Ethical Union is profoundly concerned both in its philosophy and in practical application within the community with the welfare of the whole person, it joins with the National Association for Mental Health and the American Psychiatric Association in vigorously endorsing the recommendations of the Joint Commission on Mental Illness and Health,
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that the 1962 Assembly of the American Ethical Union urge the Congress to enact as speedily as possible, the enabling legislation necessary for carrying out the recommendations of the Joint Commission on Mental Illness and Health.
It is further urged that the American Ethical Union recommend to the Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare that the Report of the Joint Commission be given the widest possible circulation, and that all avenues of communication be utilized in marshalling public support for its recommendations, thereby leading to the creation of a National Mental Health Plan.
Source: Whereas ... 1962
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