• Categories

“PA Coalition Supporting Insurance Parity Will Hold Press Conference to Announce Introduction of Bill to Enforce Federal Law”

Article Link

This June 10, 2016  article talks about a gathering in Harrisburg, PA to be held on June 13, 2016 on the Capital Rotunda where State Representative Thomas Murt (R-Montgomery County) will be joined by providers, family members and mental health Consumers to advocate for a bill being introduced to better enforce the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 here in Pennsylvania.

“A Psychiatrist Opposes H.R. 2646: Here’s Why”

Article Link

This December 7, 2015 letter to Congressman Upton from Coni Kalinowski, MD
Medical Director, Mojave Adult, Child, and Family Services
University of Nevada School of Medicine, talks about why she opposes H.R. 2646 from the perspective of a Psychiatrist.

“A Critic Says Murphy’s Bill Is Problematic: Explains Why Some In Congress Oppose It”

Article Link

This blog post by Pete Early talks about the reasons some in Congress oppose Rep. Murphy’s mental health reform bill.  Some reasons include civil rights issues among other issues.

“Patients’ Rights Questions Hang Over Mental Health Debate”

Article Link

This Sept. 14, 2015 article by Melissa Attias on the staff of Roll Call talks about Rep. Tim Murphy’s mental health reform bill and the stalemate involving the question of whether or not basic rights will be violated if it passes.

“Don’t coerce the mentally ill into treatment Tim Murphy is raising the right issues but proposing the wrong solutions”

Article Link

This September 10, 2014 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article talks about the flaws of coerced treatment for people with mental illnesses.

English: Rain Garden Apartments in the Villebo...

English: Rain Garden Apartments in the Villebois development in Wilsonville, Oregon. Provides housing to those with mental illnesses. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Bill a good start in reforming mental-health care”

Article Link

This July 2, 2015 article found on the Philly.com website talks about not only the benefits of Rep. Tim Murphy’s mental health bill, but also points out some weaknesses I feel are worth taking a serious look at that include housing, pregnancy care,  day care, homelessness, and trauma among others as areas to consider improving to further help people with serious mental illnesses.

“Murphy’s bill to overhaul mental health system stirs debate”

Article Link

This June 17, 2015 article on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website talks about the ongoing controversy surrounding Rep. Tim Murphy’s reformed, mental health reform bill.

“Treat, Don’t Traumatize”

Article Link

This March 6, 2015 HUFF Post Politics – The Blog article talks about what isn’t working and suggests changes that can be done without an act of Congress.

“Veterans Suicide Prevention Bill Headed To President’s Desk”

Article Link

This February 4, 2015 WPSU – PBS – NPR segment talks about the bill heading for President Obama’s desk that hopes to improve the support and treatment available to Veterans to prevent suicide among them.

Official photographic portrait of US President...

Official photographic portrait of US President Barack Obama (born 4 August 1961; assumed office 20 January 2009) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Mental Health Advocates Rally Behind New Bill”

Article Link

This January 27, 2015 article by Kimberly Leonard on the US News website talks about Rep. Tim Murphy’s mental health reform bill, and other related thoughts about the treatment of people with mental illnesses.

%d bloggers like this: