Helping a loved one who is experiencing a severe mental illness, especially someone who may not realize they are sick, is one of the greatest gifts you can give. For some, it may mean the difference between life and tragedy. ~ Treatment Advocacy Center
Families come to Washington to petition for a loved one with Serious Mental Illness
For Immediate Release: Monday, May 18, 2015 Contact: Gretchen Andersen,202.225.2301
(WASHINGTON, DC) Congressman Tim Murphy (PA-18) will join nearly 100 families from across the nation to share their stories of loved ones with serious mental illness to call on Congress to repair our broken mental health system and reform laws that deny treatment to those who need it the most.
Hosted by the Treatment Advocacy Center, a nonprofit dedicated to eliminating barriers to treatment for people with severe mental illness, Chairman Murphy will be joined by the organizations Executive Director John Snook and family members and advocates who will share their personal stories of struggle in accessing mental health care for their loved ones.
Wednesdays event arrives a few weeks after Congressman Murphy introduced a bipartisan congressional resolution declaring May as Mental Health Month,which seeks to remove the stigma associated with mental illness and promote public awareness of mental health.
WHAT: Press Conference
WHO: Congressman Tim Murphy (R-PA)
John Snook, Executive Director, Treatment Advocacy Center
In his seventh term representing Pennsylvanias 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.
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