Premise: The mental health crisis in this country is having a crushing impact on far too many.
Evidence: A growing epidemic of preventable loss of life like the personal story below and trends of increased self medication and overdose (common with mental illness)
Take Action Now: SIGN THIS PETITION. We already have Michigan's Kevin's Law (not to be confused with the food law) in place to help, Legislators FUND IT!
Follow Up: Legislators work on the next steps with action not words, with experts and reform, not partisan division.
HERE IS ONE EXAMPLE OF THE MANY THAT ARE IMPACTED WHILE WE HAVE A LAW IN PLACE THAT IS NOT BEING USED OR FUNDED
On February 8th, 2015 Bill Becker‘s battle with mental illness ended. Bill, a loving father, son, brother, uncle, and friend, lived his life helping others, from working in the food pantry to literally giving the coat off his back. His death was premature and avoidable. He had so much more to give.....
WE, THE SYSTEM FAILED HIM
The current policies and practices of mental health treatment have proven time and again to be ineffective. They are based upon archaic treatment models and fragmented delivery systems. The lack of continuing care, medication monitoring and adjustment, family and community involvement in the treatment process; allows our loved ones to fall through the cracks of this fractured system.
THE SYSTEM MUST BE CHANGED
We know this to be true. Advocate for this cause now. Please Sign this petition and SHARE IT! We are losing our friends, our community members, and our children.
In loving memory of Bill Becker
Fully Fund Michigan's Kevin's Law and begin Mental Health Reform
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