Year: 1979 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (12th: 1979: Denver), p.2-7 SIEC No: 19911568

This article discusses the role of the National Institute of Mental Health in the U.S. The author summarizes the report of the President’s Commission on Mental Health, which concluded that spending increases were necessary in both research & prevention. Ideas are described for addressing workforce problems such as specialty shortages, & service problems such as the cost of mental health services. He concludes by outlining the Institute’s support of suicide research & prevention projects. (VM)