This article has been re-shared from it’s original source at NAMI on December 7, 2016
Today NAMI celebrates a milestone in mental health history. After more than three years of advocating on behalf of mental health reform at the local, state and federal level, our hard-fought battle is over. Mental health reform is finally a reality.
The Senate passed H.R. 34, the 21st Century Cures Act, with a 94-5 vote on Dec. 7. This landmark victory came after the House passed the same bill 392-26 on Nov. 30.
“This is a new era of healthcare, and the next generation of hope for Americans that really transcends boundaries,” said Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), author of H.R. 2646. “To all the families who brought their stories out of the shadows, today is a day of joy.”
“To all the families who brought their stories out of the shadows, today is a day of joy.” ~Tim Murphy
The mental health benefits of H.R. 34 span far and wide. The bill incorporates measures and funding to help Americans with mental illness get the care they need.