Fund a team to Re-evaluate and purpose a bill on Re-Opening Federal funned Mental Inst.

Fund a team to Re-evaluate and purpose a bill on Re-Opening Federal funned Mental Inst.

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Hannah Steinmann started this petition to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

If you are a American with a mental illness the process of getting help has to many hoops to jump through. Ever since the "Community Mental Health Act"  in 1963, and the deinstitutionalization of federally funded Mental Health facility's, those struggling with mental illness have been left on their own in terms of getting help. The system portrayed in "One flew over the cuckoo's nest" was, in short, bad. However, it did provide a system of care for folks struggling with mental illnesses. This really can't be said for today. We have also learned So so very much more about psychology since then. I Strongly believe that re-establishing, federally funded mental health institutions would bring a lot of good to some of the people who need it most. There is a clear need for change in how this country handles mental illness with; 1 in 5 U.S adults living with mental illness, Suicide being the second leading cause of death for people ages 20-24, Over 6.1 Million Americans have bi-polar disorder ( don't get me started on depression and anxiety) . I believe that drafting a bill for congress is the first step in this marathon for change. The government should fund a team of experts to properly draft it.

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