Breaking Barriers & Building a Better Future: Bill Spadea on Reforming Mental Health Care in NJ

Healing Us Podcast by Ashley Regan

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Join us for a thought-provoking conversation on the latest episode of the HealingUs Podcast, featuring New Jersey's own Bill Spadea. In this episode, we delve into the pressing mental health issues facing New Jersey, including the rise of misconduct in the behavioral health field and the need for governmental reforms. Bill shares insights on ADHD in children, highlighting the importance of allowing kids to be kids and avoiding the creation of medicated patients for life. We also discuss the impact of COVID-19 on children's learning and isolation, as well as the concerning rise in suicide rates post-lockdowns. Bill sheds light on the challenges faced by parents during the pandemic and the skyrocketing costs of health insurance. Additionally, we explore the 5150 law in New Jersey and the stigma surrounding government and mental health treatment. Jo ... 

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