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Contributed by LeBron Rankins on 04/26/2010
Ithaca College senior Joseph Fraioli spoke in Washington, DC at a Congressional Briefing Luncheon on the topic of college student mental health and suicide over the weekend of April 23-25, 2010.
Present at the luncheon were various legislative aids, directors of mental health organizations, and representatives from Active Minds, Inc. The presentation focused on legislation that will make treatment for mental illness accessible and affordable for all Americans, as well as the effects of mental health on college students specifically. Other speakers included Alison Malmon Mahowald, Founder and Executive Director of Active Minds Inc., Dr. Thomas Insel, Director of the National Institute of Mental Health, Dean Renee DeVigne of the George Washington University Law School, Legislative Aid for Congresswoman Grace Napolitano, and Congressman Patrick Kennedy.