Patrick Kennedy: After Roseburg, face up to mental illness, addiction

 “Mental illness and substance abuse haunts every family. We must recognize that reality before we can overcome it” says Patrick Kennedy as he shares how his father, Sen. Ted Kennedy “really didn’t get it – at least not when it came to our own family.”    Kennedy discusses the need to address mental illness and addiction through improving diagnosis, treatment and prevention, and to “challenge discrimination against these diseases and the people who have them, at a very private level.”  See story on USA Today.