Mental Health Advocate: Murphy Bill “Warrants Serious Consideration.”

In “The Blog” for the Huffington Post (12/18, Jaffe), D.J. Jaffe, executive director of the Mental Illness Policy Org., observed that the “Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis” Act would “reorient the mental health system away from its focus on serving the largest numbers of the highest functioning and back towards providing treatment for the most seriously mentally ill.” The proposed legislation “reforms the bureaucracy, eliminates programs that don’t help or are harmful, and invests the savings in programs known to reduce incarceration, homelessness, suicide and hospitalization in the most seriously ill.” Jaffe called the measure “a novel, thoughtful proposal that warrants serious consideration.”

Related Links:

— “New Bill Decreases Mental Health Funding, Increases Mental Illness Funding, “DJ Jaffe, The Huffington Post, December 18, 2013.

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