On June 16, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, sponsored by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), had its first public hearing before the Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. This piece of legislation, which is similar but not identical to the version that failed to pass in 2013, has the potential to create major changes in the system and deeply impact people with mental health needs.
In the latest Focus, CAFE TAC shares some of the central provisions of the bill, and offers a summary of the views shared by witnesses at the recent hearing. The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act represents a major effort to re-make the nation’s mental health system, and CAFE TAC encourages everyone to follow the progress of this bill closely. Why not begin by reading our latest Focus!