Thursday, August 21, 2014

“Common-sense, taxpayer-friendly, good-government legislation” - Congressman Tim Murphy

More Nationwide Praise For Murphy’s “Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act”

For Immediate Release: Thursday, August 21, 2014
Contact: Murphy Press202.225.2301
(WASHINGTON, DC) – After meeting with Congressman Tim Murphy, PhD, this week, the Bradenton Herald became the latest newspaper to endorse the bipartisan Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (H.R. 3717). Nationwide support from parents of children with mental illness, newspapers like the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal, and mental health professionals continues to roll in for the Helping Families In Mental Health Crisis Act. The latest coverage of Dr. Murphy’s bipartisan legislation:

Bill in Congress a solid overhaul of America's broken mental health system
By the Editorial Board
Thursday, August 21, 2014

“Americans rarely witness common-sense, taxpayer-friendly, good-government legislation introduced in Congress -- and with bipartisan support. The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act qualifies on all counts…Murphy's uncompromising position -- he refuses to negotiate a watered-down bill -- is admirable. The sweeping measure is an attempt to repair the nation’s broken mental health care system, minimized for far too long. Congress should strongly consider passage and begin to place patients and families first and fend off the political opposition.” Read more here.

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The mental-health care gap
By the Editorial Board
Thursday, August 21, 2014

“Murphy's arguments for fundamental changes are compelling. The federal government's approach is splintered, its policies are often contradictory and accountability is lacking. What's more, symptoms of mental illness -- such as suicide and homelessness -- have risen nationwide… after meeting with Murphy, we came to this conclusion: If there is anyone in Congress with more knowledge about mental illness and greater passion about improving the health of millions of Americans, we'd like to hear from him or her.” Read more here.
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Mental health issue
By the Editorial Board
Monday, August 18, 2014

“U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy, a Republican from Pennsylvania, is considered a tireless proponent of improving access to, and quality of, mental-health services. A psychologist for three decades, Murphy is the sponsor of legislation that would overhaul the federal government’s approach to mental health. H.R. 3717, titled “The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act,” would expand some services and consolidate others. It would promote evidence-based care, provide additional alternatives to institutionalization and remove impediments that prevent Medicaid and Medicare from covering certain forms of cost-effective treatment. Read more here.

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In his sixth term representing Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district encompassing suburban Pittsburgh including parts of Allegheny, Washington, Westmoreland and Greene Counties, Rep. Tim Murphy also serves as a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy Reserve Medical Service Corps as a psychologist treating Wounded Warriors with post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury. Prior to serving in Congress, Dr. Murphy, author of “The Angry Child” and “Overcoming Passive-Aggression,” was a practicing psychologist specializing in child and family treatment.
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