Dr. Michael Welner, forensic psychiatrist and Chairman of The Forensic Panel in New York City, speaks with Piers Morgan on mental illness and Congressman Tim Murphy's: Click HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LveiGAZar4c
HELPING FAMILIES IN MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS ACT - HR 3717
Rep. Tim Murphy, PhD:
More than 11 million Americans have severe schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression yet millions are going without treatment and families struggle to find care for loved ones.
The federal government’s approach to mental health has been a chaotic patchwork of antiquated programs and ineffective policies across numerous agencies. Sadly, patients end up in the criminal justice system or on the streets because services are not available.
The Helping Families In Mental Health Crisis Act fixes the nation’s broken mental health system by focusing programs and resources on psychiatric care for patients & families most in need of services.
|Rep. Murphy introduces H.R. 3717 on the House Floor|
(December 12, 2013)
CONGRESSMAN MURPHY'S OP-EDS:
OP-ED: Overhaul of mental health care long overdue, by Rep. Tim Murphy, Philadelphia Inquirer (January 26, 2014)
Congressman: When It Comes to Mental Health, U.S. is 'acting like a third world country', Jake Tapper with CNN (January 27, 2014)
Family of grandson in fatal stabbing speaks out in support of Murphy MH Reform Bill, KDKA-TV, Pittsburgh (VIDEO)
Mental health pushed in Congress before Newtown anniversary, CNN (December 12, 2013)
New Bill Reduces and Improves LEO Interaction with Mentally Ill, Mental Illness Policy Org for Law Enforcement Today (December 14, 2013)
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