Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Treatment Before Tragedy is launched July 20, 2014

For the past year and a half, I have been honored to worked with a courageous group of family members and community leaders to create a new national organization called Treatment Before Tragedy, or Tb4T.

Treatment Before Tragedy was founded to advocate for better treatment, services, research and a cure for those with serious brain disease, known commonly as mental illness, and their families.

Treatment Before Tragedy members live with the consequences and impacts of untreated mental illnesses every day, and understand mental illness to be a brain disease requiring significantly more medical research. We believe that serious mental illness should receive medical treatment as a physical, medical illness of the brain, not a behavioral disorder.

Treatment Before Tragedy’s members strongly advocate for significant changes in our nation’s approach to the care and treatment of those with serious brain diseases. We support H.R. 3717, the “Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act,” which seeks to improve the nation’s broken mental health system by refocusing programs and resources on medical care for patients and families most in need of services. 

Become a member:
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Please join us on our Facebook page:

For more information, please go to:
Or contact one of Treatment Before Tragedy’s Interim Board of Directors:

·       Asra Nomani, 304.685.2189,
·      Joe Bruce, 207.672.4449,

·      Pam Norick, 301.332.3639,

Sincerely,  GG Burns ~ Kentucky MH advocate

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