Federal Mental Health Legislation Update Part II

Your interest and engagement in efforts to reform our Mental Health System are important.  Each of you has an important perspective to provide.  Thank you for your interest.

 

Vicki

 

buy cialis online From: Office of Individual and Family Affairs Sent: Thursday, November 12, 2015 2:05 PM To: Office of Individual and Family Affairs viagra pills for females Cc: Kathy Bashor erfahrung mit viagra 100mg Subject: Articles to be sent out re; Murphy Bill HR 2646

 

Community,

 

HR 2646, The Helping Families In Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015 is currently being reviewed in the Energy & Commerce Committee. Below you will find a congressional letter of support that accompanied the bill to Committee, a congressional letter of objection sent the following day by legislators who strongly oppose parts of the proposed bill, and two articles; one a press release presenting Congressman Murphy’s intent, the other an Op-Ed on objections being raised by stakeholders in the community. We have also included a link to the latest draft of the bill.

 

Please take the time to review this material as there will be direct impact to several aspects of services as we know them today.

 

 

Congressional Letter of Support for HR 2646 dated October 22, 2015

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Congressional Letter of Objection about HR 2646 dated October 23, 2015

http://files.www.cmhnetwork.org/media-center/morning-zen/1/Mental_Health_Letter_to_Upton_and_Pallone_10.23.15.pdf)

 

Murphy HR 2646 press release:

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Peer Concerns with HR 2646:

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HR 2646 (full bill)

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And to ensure that there is some clarification on who is sponsoring which bill:

Office of Individual and Family Affairs (OIFA),

Thank you very much for your E-mail on one of 2 pieces of, what is in my view, important & impactful national mental health legislation.  I appreciated it very much!

I wanted to share endorsers of the other national mental health legislation not mentioned in your E-mail, & which I personally prefer, by senators “Chris” Murphy & Bill Cassidy, the Mental Health Reform Act of 2015.  (As I
know you know, the information you sent out is legislation by “Tim” Murphy, HR 2646.)  Perhaps it would be useful to share the information I am sharing too, or even other information, with your constituency.  Just a thought.  It
certainly can be confusing that there are 2 different people named Murphy sponsoring these 2 different pieces of legislation.

NAMI National endorsed the Mental Health Reform Act of 2015 (Chris Murphy). In your E-mail, you kindly shared some pros and cons on the Mental Health Crisis Act (Tim Murphy).  Directly below are some organizations that have endorsed the Mental Health Reform Act of 2015, as well as comments from Mental Health America (MHA) National.

The Mental Health Reform Act has been endorsed by:

*   American Medical Association < http://www.murphy.senate.gov/download/american-medical-associati
on>
*   National Alliance on Mental
Illness <
http://www.murphy.senate.gov/download/nami-letter>
 *   National Council for Behavioral
Health <
http://www.thenationalcouncil.org/capitol-connector/2015/08/senators-
murphy-cassidy-introduce-comprehensive-mental-health-reform-bill/
>
 *   National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
*   American Psychological
Association <
http://www.murphy.senate.gov/download/american-psychological-ass
ociation-mental-health-reform-act
>
 *   American Foundation for Suicide
Prevention <
https://www.afsp.org/advocacy-public-policy/policy-news-updates/s
enators-cassidy-and-murphy-introduce-comprehensive-mental-health-reform-legi

slation>
*   Clinical Social Work Association
*   American Psychiatric
Association <
http://www.psychiatry.org/newsroom/news-releases/apa-applauds-se
nators-murphy-and-cassidy-for-introducing-comprehensive-mental-health-reform
-legislation
>
 *   National Association of Psychiatric Health
Systems <
http://www.murphy.senate.gov/download/national-association-of-psychi
atric-health-systems-statement-of-support
>
 *   Adventist
HealthCare <
http://www.murphy.senate.gov/download/national-association-of-psy
chiatric-health-systems-statement-of-support
>
 *   Sandy Hook
Promise <
http://www.sandyhookpromise.org/sandy_hook_promise_supports_the_ment
al_health_reform_act_of_2015
>
 *   The American Occupational Therapy Association,
Inc. <
http://www.murphy.senate.gov/download/aota-support-for-mental-health-re
form-act
>
 *   National Association of Social
Workers <
http://www.murphy.senate.gov/download/national-association-of-social
-workers
>
 *   American College of Emergency
Physicians <
http://www.murphy.senate.gov/download/american-college-of-emergen
cy-physicians
>
 *   Trinity Health and Saint Francis
Care <
http://www.murphy.senate.gov/download/trinity-health-and-saint-francis-
care>
*   National Latina/o Psychological
Association <
http://www.murphy.senate.gov/download/national-latino-psychologi
cal-association
>
 *   Pine Rest Christian Mental Health
Services <
http://www.murphy.senate.gov/download/pine-rest-christian-mental-he
alth-services
>
 *   The Association of Black Psychologists,
Inc. <
http://www.murphy.senate.gov/download/the-association-of-black-psycholo
gists-inc-
>

Referring to his legislation, Paul Gionfriddo, president and CEO, MHA said in August, “It builds on H.R. 2646, the (Tim) Murphy-Johnson proposal introduced two months ago in the House, incorporating many of the provisions that Mental Health America has made a priority in our advocacy for many years.”  This was taken from Another Big Step in the Journey to Mental Health Reform | Mental Health
America <
http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/blog/another-big-step-journey-men
tal-health-reform
> or
http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/blog/another-big-step-journey-mental-heal
th-reform

Thanks again for your E-mail & being a leader in educating our mental health community on important national legislation!

Andy Arnowitz

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