WE DID IT! With unanimous support, HR 2646 passes out of Committee
In a historic moment for people with severe mental illness and their families, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (HR 2646) passed out of the Energy and Commerce Committee markup this morning with all provisions intact to help people with a severe psychiatric disease; now the bill advances to the House floor.
TODAY’s unanimous, bipartisan vote by the Energy and Commerce Committee is a tremendous victory for the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act and for people with severe mental illness and their families.
“This vote advances landmark mental health reform for the nearly 9 million Americans with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder,” said Treatment Advocacy Center Executive Director, John Snook. “The country has spent the last half-century dismantling the mental illness treatment system. This bill is a major step towards reversing that. Now Congress must harness this momentum and bring the bill to the floor.”