URGENT: Call your US Rep Now To Improve Care for Seriously Mentally Ill - Mental Illness Policy Org

URGENT: Call your US Rep Now To Improve Care for Seriously Mentally Ill

Sorry for last minute notice, but this is very important to help seriously mentally ill

URGENT: Please call your U.S. Representative right now at their direct number or (202)225-3121. There will be a roll call vote on Rep. Tim Murphy’s amendment #155 to increase funding for Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT, a/k/a Kendra’s Law, Laura’s Law, Baker Act, etc.)  to a full $20M! Urge your Representative to  “Vote Yes on Budget Amendment 155 to fund Assisted Outpatient Treatment”. Call Now. The timing of the vote on Murphy’s amendment has not yet been scheduled, but is expected sometime later this evening.

Thank you. Your Representative’s direct number is here https://www.house.gov/representatives.  After you call, email and send message on Twitter and Facebook urging “yes on amendment 155”. Thank you. This is urgent. Thank you.
Wednesday 9/13/2017

DJ Jaffe is Executive Director of the non-partisan Mental Illness Policy Org., and author of Insane Consequences: How the Mental Health Industry Fails the Mentally Ill. He is a critic of the mental health industry for ignoring the seriously ill, and has been advocating for better treatment for individuals with serious mental illness for over 30 years. He has written op-eds on the intersection of mental health and criminal justice policy for the New York Times, Wall St. Journal and the Washington Post. New York Magazine has credited him with being the driving force behind the passage of New York’s Kendra’s Law and Congress incorporated ideas proposed by DJ in the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act.
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