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National Helping Families

We are not a Washington association. We are individual families who have
loved ones with serious mental illness, and we live with these issues everyday.

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Families in
Mental Health Crisis

It’s time to change the status quo!

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Families in
Mental Health Crisis

It’s time to change the status quo!

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Helping
Families in
Mental Health Crisis

It’s time to change the status quo!

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The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act HR2646


For more information on The Helping Families
in Mental Health Crisis Act, HR2646


Mental Illness Policy Org - 2015-2016 Federal Mental Illness Legislation

Treatment Advocacy Center - The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act

Congressman Tim Murphy - Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act

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DJ Jaffe - Huffington Post - Blog on serious mental illness and policy

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The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015 , H.R. 2646, from the office of Congressman Tim Murphy

Mental illness does not discriminate based on age, class or ethnicity. It affects all segments of society. The stories are haunting and the numbers are staggering. Nearly 10 million Americans have serious mental illness (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression); but, millions are going without treatment as families struggle to find care for loved ones. To understand why so many in need of care go without treatment, the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on READ MORE

Quick Guide to most important ways Federal Government can help the most seriously mentally ill

Prepared by Mental Illness Policy Org

Background: It is unfortunate, but true that some of the most seriously mentally ill (SMI), unlike people with less severe “mental health issues” often hallucinate, are delusional, psychotic, and can’t think straight (cognitive impairment). It is unfortunate, but true, that some need periodic hospital care, a small group will never recover, and some as a result of hallucinations, delusions, cognitive impairments and anosognosia, are unwilling or unable to stay in treatment on their own even when available and offered to them. Put another way, if you “know” you are the Messiah, the last thing you want is treatment. READ MORE

For the first time in 50 years, real solutions have been proposed
to fix America’s broken mental health system… A concise overview by Treatment Advocacy Center

HR 2646 WILL:

EMPOWER parents and caregivers
ADDRESS the shortage of psychiatric beds

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The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, HR2646 Has received the following endorsements

NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Illness
American Psychiatric Association
American Psychological Association
American College of Emergency Physicans

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COMPELLING TESTIMONY FROM MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATES HEADLINES HEARING ON H.R. 2646

WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today held a hearing to examine the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, authored by Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy (R-PA)…. READ MORE














HELPING FAMILIES IN MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS ACT 2015
HR 2646: A short summary

The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015 (“HFMHCA”, HR 2646) updates the 2013 version which did not pass (HR3717). Following are provisions related to serious mental illness.  

SAMHSA Replaced SAMHSA and it’s administrator are largely replaced with Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment who must be a licensed Psychiatrist or Clinical Psychologist. This raises the profile of mental health and ensures that the lead policy official for mental health policy knows something about mental illness. The requirement to be “Evidence-based” guides spending.

Mental Health Block Grant It ensures block grants are used more appropriately by requiring states to “include a separate description of case management services and provide for activities leading to reduction of rates of suicides, suicide attempts, substance abuse, emergency hospitalizations, incarceration, crimes, arrest, victimization, homelessness, joblessness, medication” and other important outcomes.…. READ MORE








Rep. Murphy Discusses How H.R. 2646 Targets Minority Mental Health

On Wednesday, October 21st, Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA) discussed how his landmark crisis mental health legislation, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, H.R. 2646, targets minority mental health.








Prevalence of Untreated Severe Mental Illness in
U.S. Communities Places Unmanageable Burden
on First Responders and Law Enforcement

In a number of notorious rampage killings in recent years––Tucson, Aurora, Sandy Hook, and Isla Vista among them––first responders were called upon to put an end to the carnage… But far less understood by the public are the impacts of inadequately treated SMI to the day-to-day work of nearly every emergency department, emergency medical services agency, law enforcement agency, and fire department in the United States. Research findings make clear how great the challenges have become READ MORE

Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy today criticized his former Democratic colleagues and SAMHSA

Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy today criticized his former Democratic colleagues and the Substance and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) over their opposition to legislation aimed at improving coordination of treatment for the mentally ill.  READ MORE


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Support The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, HR2646.

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Support The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, HR2646.

Find out what else you can do on our Take Action page