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U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, DMHAS Commissioner Miriam E. Delphin-Rittman and Murphy staffer Joe Dunn take questions from the public (Ryan Flynn/New Have Register photo)

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy Wednesday said mental health care in America desperately needs an overhaul, and the self-described “progressive Democrat” has joined forced with “a very conservative Republican from the deep South” to do just that.

Murphy has held 11 roundtable discussions in recent weeks — most recently in Middletown — and one public hearing in New Haven to talk about his Mental Health Reform Act of 2015.

Murphy was joined Wednesday night at Wilbur Cross High School by state Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services Commissioner Miriam E. Delphin-Rittman, seeking suggestions from the public on the bill.

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