Originally appearing on NAMI’s E-Newsletter 8/7/15
Two Major Mental Health Bills Introduced in US Senate
This week, the U.S. Senate adjourned for its August recess but not before introducing two major mental health bills.
Mental Health Reform Act of 2015
Senators Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) introduced The Mental Health Reform Act of 2015 (S. 1945), legislation to “comprehensively overhaul and strengthen America’s mental health care system.”
The bill addresses many of the same issues as the “Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act” (HR 2646) introduced by Representatives Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-La.) in the House of Representatives, […]