Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Chairman Murphy to Announce Major Mental Health Reforms

Brad Grantz | Congressman Tim Murphy (PA-18) | Legislative Director

Tim Murphy
U.S. Congressman for the 18th District of Pennsylvania


Chairman Murphy to Announce Major Mental Health Reforms
  Legislation will help families and patients in mental health crisis get access to life-saving care 

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Contact: Dain Pascocello, 202.225.2301

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Tim Murphy (PA-18) is holding a press conference on Thursday, December 12th at 9:45 a.m. in Studio A of the House Radio-Television Correspondents' Gallery in the House Visitors Center, room 114 to introduce a legislative package of major mental health reforms.  

This highly anticipated legislation comes after a year-long investigation led by House Energy &Commerce Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Murphy into the nation’s broken mental health system. Through his O & I Subcommittee meetings, forums, and hearings, Dr. Murphy’s legislative initiative will address: increasing inpatient and outpatient treatment options; clarifying standards used to commit an individual to medical care; updating legal framework to help families and physicians communicate during crisis; moving towards data-driven, evidence-based models of care so treatment is accessed not through the criminal justice system but the healthcare system.

WHAT: Mental health legislation press event

WHO: Congressman Tim Murphy (PA-18), Chairman of Energy & Commerce Oversight & Investigations

WHEN: Thursday, December 12, 2013

WHERE: House Radio-Television Correspondents’ Gallery, House Visitors Center
HVC-114, Studio A

CONTACT: Dain Pascocello, 202.225.2301
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 disorder 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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