Murphy Bill

Murphy Bill – “Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2013”
The “Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act” has generated controversy and a significant response from certain groups in the mental health field. These groups have largely focused on provisions in the bill that they view as negative and have not discussed the many positive aspects of the bill.

NAMI and a number of other organizations have avoided public criticism of the bill and have written letters supporting specific provisions and expressing the desire to work with Congressman Murphy to improve the bill into one that can be supported by the entire field.

The “Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act” has generated controversy and a significant response from certain groups in the mental health field. These groups have largely focused on provisions in the bill that they view as negative and have not discussed the many positive aspects of the bill. NAMI and a number of other organizations have avoided public criticism of the bill and have written letters supporting specific provisions and expressing the desire to work with Congressman Murphy to improve the bill into one that can be supported by the entire field.

NAMI’s official statement

Rep. Murphy’s webpage on the Bill

Full Text of the Murphy Bill H.R. 3717

Short Summary of The Helping Families In Mental Health Crisis Act (H.R. 3717)

Democratic Alternative to the Murphy Bill – Draft

Write a letter to your U.S. Representative and and urge them to support passage of comprehensive legislation to improve mental health care this year! – Click here

Recent News

Ellmers hosts discussion about national mental health issues at Fayetteville Tech – Press release, Aug 27, 2014

Renee Ellmers lends support to bipartisan mental health bill – News & Observer, Aug 26, 2014

Visit the Treatment Advocacy Center’s webpage dedicated to H.R. 3717 (includes a sample letter to congress) – May 28, 2014

Mental Health Report from Rep. Murphy to the Energy and Commerce Committee – May 15, 2014

House Dems to float mental health bill – The Hill, May 2, 2014

Subcommittee on Health hearing from April 3, 2014

Mental Health Groups Split on Bill to Overhaul Care – New York Times, April 2, 2014