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As a society, we tend to speak about mental and physical health care as though our brain is not part of our body. We discuss our physical ailments, but we hide our depression. We mask our anxieties. We pretend mood disorders are not real. One Mind for Research co-founder and former US Congressman Patrick Kennedy has called for giving mental health issues the same prevention efforts, early intervention and treatment that are allocated to diabetes, asthma and leukemia. Kennedy joins Speak Up for Kids in sharing his personal experience with mental illness and addiction and his call for the nation to treat mental illness just like every other physical illness. As Kennedy has stated before “just like the civil rights fight, it took people showing up and willing to be counted before things changed” so we ask you to show up by tuning into this compelling event.