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“Don’t coerce the mentally ill into treatment”

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This September 10, 2014 article on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website talks about not only the idea that advocates for the mentally ill are opposed to Rep. Tim Murphy’s solutions, but also offers some insight into why coerced or forced treatment is being opposed by advocates speaking on behalf of people with mental illnesses.

English: Portrait of Dr. Edward Long Fox (1761...

English: Portrait of Dr. Edward Long Fox (1761 – 1835), the British pioneer of humane care for the mentally ill and founder of Brislington House (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Young Adults with Mental Health Conditions: 7 Myths”



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This article appearing in Summer 2014 edition of SAMHSA News talks about the myths and facts of what happens when a child receiving mental health services turns 18 and is viewed by society as an adult.    This transition age is a challenging one not just for the individual, but for the parents and care takers of them who understand the realitiy of the individual’s situation and what their realistic abilities are compared to society’s expectations based on a chronological age.

“Why the government misunderstands mental illness”


Arizona visits MOC Ron Barber

Arizona visits MOC Ron Barber (Photo credit: Realtor Action Center)

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This May 13, 2014 article on The Morning Call website talks about two bills that have been proposed that would have an impact on the mental health community.  One bill is by Rep Tim Murphy and the second is by Rep. Ron Barber.

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“Pa. congressman wants to tear down, rebuild U.S. mental health system”

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This January 6, 2014 article on the Newsworks website talks about Rep. Tim Murphy’s desire to tear down the mental health system then rebuild it in the United States


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“Mental Health America Faults Rep. Tim Murphy’s Legislation forJeopardizing Role for Consumers and Their Recovery”

Rep. Tim Murphy (PA)

Rep. Tim Murphy (PA) (Photo credit: House GOP)


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This December 12, 2013 press release from Mental Health America (MHA) voices their concerns about the bill being proposed by Rep. Tim Murphy.








Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator

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The Front of the SAMHSA building at 1 Choke Cherry Road in Rockville, Maryland. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This resource comes from SAMHSA and is designed to help folks find behavioral health services in their area.

“Mental illness affects 1 in 5 U.S. adults”

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This December 3, 2012 article on the MyFoxPhilly.com website talks about the rate of mental illness in the United states based on studies conducted involving Americans age 12 and older.


September is National Recovery Month

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SAMHSA National Recovery Month Helpline

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