State of Mind: Meet our experts

"CBS Evening News" turned to leading experts in medicine and government for their perspectives on the mental health issues of the day.


Rep. Tim Murphy

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  • Rep. Tim Murphy -- Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pennsylvania, introduced legislation aimed at fixing the nation's mental health care system. The bill was rolled into the 21st Century Cures Act, which was signed into law in 2016. Murphy also holds a Ph.D. in psychology and is a practicing psychologist. 

Dr. Glenda Wrenn

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  • Dr. Glenda Wrenn -- Dr. Glenda Wrenn is the director of behavioral health for the Satcher Health Leadership Institute. She's a psychiatrist and an expert in health policy and behavioral health.

Dr. Ralph Aquila

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  • Dr. Ralph Aquila -- Dr. Ralph Aquila is a psychiatrist in New York City who has treated people with serious mental illnesses for years with a non-profit called Fountain House. Fountain House aims to improve the lives of people with mental illness by offering community mental health programs and advocacy, among other things.

    U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. David Shulkin

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  • Dr. David Shuklin -- Dr. David Shulkin is the U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs, appointed by President Donald Trump. He is also a board-certified internist and previously ran hospital systems.