Saturday, February 8, 2014

Overhaul of Mental Health Care Long Overdue – HR 3717

Remember these stats when speaking to your Congressman or state legislators: 

"Easily two million patients with serious and persistent mental illness, many of whom lack insight into their schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, go without medical treatment. Why? Because the federal government has never approached serious mental illness as a health-care issue. This laissez-faire approach to brain illness has directly resulted in growing rates of homelessness and incarceration for the mentally ill over the last 20 years. Sadly, it has also led to numerous tragedies, including 38,000 annual suicides."
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