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Remarks on Proposed Measures to Combat Mental Illness and Mental Retardation, 5 February 1963

WH-161-007
Remarks on Proposed Measures to Combat Mental Illness and Mental Retardation, 5 February 1963
5 February 1963
1 audio tape/reel (3 minutes, 41 seconds)
Public Domain
Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s Special Message to Congress on mental illness and mental retardation delivered from the White House Fish Room. In his speech the President discusses his plans for a national mental health program, which proposes comprehensive community mental health centers, improved care in state mental institutions, and increased research. To combat mental retardation, he recommends emphasizing preventative lifestyle measures, improved community services, increased research, and comprehensive maternity and child health care assistance programs.
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Department of Defense. Defense Communications Agency. White House Communications Agency. (1962 - 06/25/1991)