The Good, Bad, and the Useless: An Analysis of the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act
by Pete Earley
(7-1-16) The House is expected to vote on Rep. Tim Murphy’s Helping Families In Mental Health Crisis Act early next week. I’m publishing two blogs about the bill, which is being called the first major reform in decades of our mental health system. D. J. Jaffe initially strongly supported the bill but had doubts after it was revised — although he still backs it. On Monday, we will hear from an advocate who initially opposed the bill but later endorsed it after it was redrafted.)
Helping Families In Mental Health Crisis Act
An Analysis by D. J. Jaffe, director of Mental Illness Policy Org.