Wednesday, June 15, 2016

TODAY - The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act Takes a Major Step Forward

WASHINGTON, DC - For families exhausted from battling a broken mental health system, finally there is light at the end of the tunnel. 

The House Energy and Commerce Committee, chaired by Representative Fred Upton (R-MI), has scheduled a full committee markup this morning to consider HR 2646, the landmark mental health reform legislation introduced last year by Representatives Tim Murphy (R-PA) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX). 

The Treatment Advocacy Center has been closely monitoring the negotiation process and we are pleased that despite the many competing interests, the bill hasn't lost its focus on severe mental illness. 

Among the most important reforms we expect to see:
Funding AOT: Authorizes an additional two years of funding for the Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) federal grant program to catalyze communities to implement this lifesaving, evidence-based treatment program;
VOICE YOUR SUPPORT. Tell members of the Energy and Commerce Committee that we MUST keep the focus on people with severe mental illness.
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