Senators Domenici and Kennedy Introduce Mental Health Early Intervention, Treatment and Prevention Act
NAMI Board Member Moe Armstrong attended yesterday's press conference and pledged the organization's strong support for S 2639. Included below is a copy of NAMI's statement of support for the bill, as well as a section-by-section summary of the legislation. The full text of the bill can be viewed on the Library of Congress THOMAS website at: http://thomas.loc.gov/ in a few days, by entering the bill number S 2639.
NAMI advocates are urged to contact their Senators and urge them to support this bipartisan effort to improve access to treatment and prevent the tragic consequences of state and local public mental health systems to reach those most in need of treatment (e.g., suicide, violence, criminalization and homelessness). Urge your Senators to cosponsor S 2639.
All Senate offices can be reached by calling the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 or by going to the NAMI web site at http://www.nami.org/policy.htm and click on "Write to Congress."
NAMI Press Release: Senators Domenici And Kennedy Introduce Mental Health Reform Bill