Newly elected UK Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has appointed Luciana Berger to his shadow cabinet as the “Minister for Mental Health,” a new position that has no counterpart in the Conservative government. The Independent reports that Corbyn has devoted considerable attention to mental health policy. He was recently criticized in the press for attending an NHS mental health event in lieu of a BBC talk show. Last February, Corbyn said in a speech to parliament that he dreams of the day when the UK will become more accepting of mental health issues, recognize the possibility of recovery, and allocate disability resources appropriately.
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