The President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health was established in April 2002 in an effort to eliminate inequality for Americans with disabilities. The president directed the commission to identify policies that could be implemented by federal, state and local governments to maximize the utility of existing resources, improve coordination of treatments and services, and promote successful community integration for adults with a serious mental illness and children with a serious emotional disturbance.
To download or view the commission's final report, please click "President's New Freedom Commission Final Report" below. To read CIMH's recommendations, click "PowerPoint Presentation: Executive Report Recommendations" below.
President's New Freedom Commission Final Report
PowerPoint Presentation: Executive Report Recommendations