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Jun 10, 2016, 12:01 ET Advocates Reject Revised "Murphy Bill" as Still Harmful to Individuals with Mental Health Conditions

 As the House Energy and Commerce Committee announces that it will mark up the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (H.R. 2646) next...


Jan 08, 2016, 12:08 ET President's Executive Actions on Gun Violence Violate Civil Rights of Individuals with Psychiatric Diagnoses, Says National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery

 President Obama's executive actions on gun control falsely link mental health conditions and gun violence, and violate civil rights protected...


Nov 11, 2015, 18:24 ET "Murphy Bill" Continues to Exclude the Voices of Millions of Persons with Mental Health Conditions as It Moves to Full Committee

 On November 4, the Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee marked up an amended version of the Helping Families in...


Jun 09, 2015, 19:09 ET Mental Health Advocates Oppose Rep. Tim Murphy's Bill for Promoting Forced "Treatment" over More Effective and Less Expensive Voluntary Care

 On June 4, Congressman Tim Murphy introduced legislation (HR 2646) designed to dismantle the federal mental health authority – the...


Mar 28, 2014, 18:27 ET Mental Health Advocates Decry Forced Treatment Provision in "Doc Fix" Bill

The bill rushed through the House of Representatives by voice vote yesterday to patch Medicare regulations includes a highly controversial...


Dec 12, 2013, 12:54 ET Mental Health Advocates Blast Rep. Tim Murphy's Bill as a Costly Step Backward, to the Days When a Mental Illness Diagnosis Was a Life Sentence

Today, Congressman Tim Murphy introduced legislation that, if passed, would reverse some of the advances of the last 30 years in mental health...