The Hill: Moving Forward on Mental Health
I first met Timothy O' Clair at a little league game in 2001. Timothy was a bright and energetic youngster with the whole world ahead of him. Unfortunately, Timothy also suffered from a debilitating mental illness. When Timothy's insurance would no longer cover his treatment, his parents were forced to disown him in order to get treatment. Unable to receive the appropriate care, at the age of 12, Timothy tragically completed suicide. Timothy's struggle to get the care he needed is what first led me down the path of working to improve the mental health system in America.
as printed in The Hill on January 26th, 2015
By Rep. Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.) - 01/26/15 08:00 AM EST
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