Help Families in a Mental Health Crisis
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The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act helps fix our nations broken mental health system. This bill focuses on programs and resources for families in need of mental health services. In 2005 there were only 17 inpatient psychiatric beds available per 100,000 population. This legislation will help fix the shortage of inpatient psychiatric beds.
Nearly 20%-50% of those incarcerated inmates have been diagnosed with a mental illness. Supporting this legislation will help provide alternative treatments to institutionalization.
Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death in ages 10-24 and 90% of those who completed suicide had an underlying mental illness. Supporting this legislation will help provide education and awareness to children and teens to reduce the stigma of mental illness in schools.
If you strongly believe this legislation will help raise awareness and support mental health in your community, please sign our petition today. Help us support America’s mental health system.
We are supporting legislation H.R 2646 Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis and S. 2680 Support Mental Health Reform
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Cirsten Brinson needs your help with “Dianne Feinstein: Help Families in a Mental Health Crisis”. Join Cirsten and 217 supporters today.