Mental Health Legislation Languishing On Capitol Hill.

In continuing coverage, MedPage Today (12/19, Pittman) reports that last Thursday at a sparsely attended press conference, clinical psychologist Rep. Tim Murphy, PhD (R-PA), a “leading voice on mental health reform in Congress, unveiled…his 135-page Helping Families In Mental Health Crisis Act [pdf],” HR 3717 (pdf), which “was the result of a year-long investigation into the nation’s mental health system” in the wake of the Newtown, CT school shootings. In the year since the Newtown tragedy, no mental healthcare bill has been passed, and last week’s poorly attended “press conference was a microcosm of the attention the issue has not gotten on Capitol Hill.”

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— “Pay and Practice: Mental Health Reform Gets Lost, “David Pittman, MedPage Today, December 18, 2013.

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