Family and Caregiver Schizophrenia Discussion Forum

Responding to a mental health system in crisis


#1

By REP. EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON

You cannot watch the news for very long without seeing some new tragedy where the perpetrator is reported to have a mental illness. More than 13 million Americans have schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or major depression, and the majority of them are going without treatment. You only need to look at the most recent mass shootings or the overpopulated prison systems to see that our current mental health system is broken, and the time for action is now.


#2

Some of Representative Murphy’s Campaign Fund Financial Contributors

● National Rifle Association
● National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems
● American Psychiatric Association
● Eli Lilly & Co (Pharmaceutical)
● Bayer Corp (Pharmaceutical)
● Sanofi (Pharmaceutical)
● Glaxosmithkline (Pharmaceutical)
● Amgen Inc (Pharmaceutical)
● Alkermes Inc (Pharmaceutical)
● Novartis Corp (Pharmaceutical)
● Astrazeneca Pharmaceuticals
● Lundbeck Inc (Pharmaceutical)
● Blue Cross/Blue Shield (Insurance)
● UPMC Health System (Insurance)
● Eckert, Seamans et al (Legal representation for pharmaceutical companies)