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

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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.

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“Patients’ Rights Questions Hang Over Mental Health Debate”

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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”

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

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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”

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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”

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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.

“PA congressman draws NY mental health protesters”

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This November 18, 2014, WHTM ABC News 27 segment, talks about protesters in Albany , NY protesting PA Rep. Tim Murphy’s mental health reform bill, citing that it would decrease funding to community based treatment while increasing funding to involuntary treatment as well as decreasing the privacy rights of people in treatment for mental illnesses.

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“Bill sparks debate about rights, compulsion, and mental health”

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This August 3, 2013, article on Philly.com from The Inquirer talks about the various perspectives people and organizations have about Tim Murphy’s Mental Health reform bill

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