Friday, December 13, 2013

News and Commentary from the Treatment Advocacy Center 
December 9 - December 13, 2013

PLEASE HELP THE TREATMENT ADVOCACY CENTER GROW TO MEET THE NEED AND OPPORTUNITY TO IMPROVE MENTAL HEALTH POLICY IN AMERICA.
MAKE A YEAR-END GIFT TODAY.

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"One Year After Sandy Hook: Progress in More Than 1 in 5 States"
Lawmakers in nearly a dozen states showed newfound resolve in the year following the Newtown tragedy to reform mental illness treatment policy, but much more needs to be done.
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"Rep. Murphy Unleashes a Potential Treatment Game-Changer"
Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA) introduced the "Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act" on Thursday, a package of bills focusing on programs and resources (for) patients and families most in need of services."
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IF YOU SEE A REPORT ON REP. MURPHY'S BILL IN YOUR LOCAL MEDIA, PLEASE COMMENT OR WRITE A LETTER TO THE EDITOR SAYING THIS BILL WILL HELP MAKE TREATMENT POSSIBLE FOR MORE PEOPLE WITH THE MOST SEVERE MENTAL ILLNESSES, IMPROVING THEIR LIVES AND THE LIVES OF THEIR FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES. FIND TIPS FOR EFFECTIVE LETTERS HERE.

"A Widow's Story"
A widow shares the story of how she lost her husband and became an advocate for timely and effective treatment of mental illness.
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"Law and Order: Officers on the Front Lines of Mental Health"
A confrontation between police and a woman in psychiatric crisis ended in the hospital in Maryland, state that is consistently failing its population with mental illness. READ IT ALL....


"My First Psychotic Episode" - personally speaking
"My first full-blown psychotic episode began as a series of imaginary conversations with God. It began with me trying to imagine what it would be like to be God."
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If you have a letter or commentary published, please email a link or a copy to press@treatmentadvocacycenter.org so we can save it, acknowledge your reform efforts, and share it with others.

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