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Martha Brock: No help at all for mentally ill

No help at all for mentally ill

The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act flies in the face of the federal government’s efforts to promote community integration for persons with disabilities, and its provisions would send mental health systems decades backward.

H.R. 3717’s provisions would:

Contrary to the claims in the Aug. 12 News & Observer letter “Mentally ill help,” Rep. Tim Murphy’s bill is not a good bill, and that is why the leadership of the House and Committee Chairman Fred Upton have yet to act on the bill.

Martha Brock