In a national climate rife with public violence and private mental distress, support for mental health reform is at an all-time high.
The heavily contested Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act in a bipartisan bill aimed at increasing outpatient mental illness programs and helping families deal with the issues surround mental illness.
The bill has left committee and is finally going to the floor of the House.
Politicians on both sides of the aisle have good reason to support mental health reform. High healthcare costs and an ongoing spate of mass shootings are just two issues that command headlines and fill up our Facebook feeds.
The HFMHC Act could be a step in the right direction, at once destigmifying mental illness and providing many more venues for diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.
Read full article at Clinical Psychiatry News.