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Plants_Golf_Cooking t1_jcpa57g wrote

It was not, it was the Community Mental Health Act of 1963. Reagan was not the only president to slash public services, and Kennedy was a prick.

Edit: I’d say to be more fair that it was a combined effort, spread across multiple administrations, but largely acted upon by both Kennedy and Reagan. The effects of the act (overall) was detrimental for mental health services in the US.


End3rWi99in t1_jcpnlh6 wrote

That act actually just opened community health centers in lieu of state run facilities. It didn't really shutter mental health support in the way Lanterman-Petris-Short did.