Saturday, November 16, 2013

Kennedy Speech to APA Assembly Available Now for Listening

To standing ovations, former Congressman Patrick Kennedy presented an impassioned speech to the APA Assembly on November 9, the day after the government issued the long-awaited final parity rule. Kennedy is a senior advisor to APA. 

“What you're fighting for at APA,” he declared, “is giving a connection to human beings who feel marginalized because their illness is so shamed and stigmatized, much like Americans who are marginalized because of the color of their skin, their gender, their sexual orientation, or their religious ethnicity.” 

Click here to listen to Kennedy’s speech.

(Image: Mark Moran)