Sunday, May 17, 2015

Taking DC by Storm on May 20th!

via Treatment Advocacy Center

FAMILIES OF THE SEVERELY ILL URGE CONGRESS TO REFORM BROKEN MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM

Before members of Congress from both sides of the aisle, families of people with serious mental illness will share their stories and implore lawmakers for change.

This event is expected to be the largest gathering of families of the nation's most vulnerable people with serious mental illness.

“My son is slowly dying from hopelessness and fear in a jail cell. I worry that I may never see him walk back into our house,” said Teresa Pasquini, the mother of a young man with paranoid schizophrenia and a speaker at the event. “I did my job to keep him safe and others safe. It is the health system that failed us both.”

Representative Tim Murphy, author of the “Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act,” is expected to make a major announcement.
WHEN: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 from 9:30 am to noon
WHERE: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2325 (third floor), Washington, DC

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