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Ron Artest supports mental health bill

Updated: February 17, 2011, 6:50 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Ron Artest is speaking out in favor of more mental health services for schools.

The Los Angeles Lakers forward and boxer Mia St. John were in the nation's capital on Thursday to support the proposed Mental Health in Schools Act, which was introduced in the House by Rep. Grace Napolitano, a California Democrat.

Artest referenced his colorful background as he spoke in support of the bill. He said he's "personally experienced the benefits and transformation a person can ...

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