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Questioning Elements in HR 2646 Does Not Make You the Enemy

Scott Bryant-Comstock | Posted 02.18.2016 | Politics
Scott Bryant-Comstock

Advocates received a sober reminder a few weeks ago that many in Congress involved in mental health reform efforts still all too quickly fall into the fatal trap of "us versus them."

Washington's Horrible Mental Health Legislation

Leah Harris | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics
Leah Harris

There is no question that America's mental health care system is in dire need of an overhaul. But the "Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act" (H.R. 2646), introduced by Congressman Tim Murphy (R-PA), represents the worst, most regressive possible direction for reform.

Is the Nonprofit Mental Health Industry Misleading Congress?

DJ Jaffe | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics
DJ Jaffe

If Congress wants to improve care, save money, and reduce violence, it should stop funding groups working to improve people's mental health and use the savings to treat people with serious mental illness. Replace mission creep with mission control.

New Bill Decreases Mental Health Funding, Increases Mental Illness Funding

DJ Jaffe | Posted 02.17.2014 | Politics
DJ Jaffe

Rep. Murphy proposed the "Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis" Act to reorient the mental health system away from it's focus on serving the largest numbers of the highest functioning and back towards providing treatment for the most seriously mentally ill.

SAMHSA Slammed by Congress... And for Good Reason

DJ Jaffe | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
DJ Jaffe

The problems preceded sequestration. Several representatives noted that sequestration makes it more imperative, rather than less to focus SAMHSA resources on the most seriously ill.

Congressman Tim Murphy 'Gets' Serious Mental Illness

DJ Jaffe | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
DJ Jaffe

As a lifelong Democrat, it pains me to say the best advocate for people with serious mental illness appears to be Representative Tim Murphy, the Republican Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee.