Mr. Mark Gale
Criminal Justice/Mental Health Reform in Los Angeles County: A NAMI Advocate’s Update & Perspective
13 July 2016, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Wilson Auditorium, Pacific Clinics Training Institute
2471 East Walnut Street, Pasadena CA 91105
Near Corner of North Altadena Drive
NAMI General Meeting to precede presentation at 7 pm
NAMI National announced some great news on HR 2646, Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act! This is a landmark bill that is moving through Congress. We’ll keep you posted on its progress.
HR 2646 Passed the House E&C Committee – Next Steps
On Wednesday, June 15, the House Energy & Commerce Committee met to “markup,” or vote, on H.R. 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015sponsored by Congressman Tim Murphy (R-PA) and Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX).
NAMI is pleased to report that your tireless efforts urging Congress to pass mental health reform have paid off. The fact this bill was passed unanimously (53-0) with a bi-partisan vote in this committee is extraordinary, to say the least. Put simply—this is a huge win. NAMI is thrilled that mental health reform is the issue that has inspired collaborative work across the aisle. As Congressman Murphy noted during the bill markup, “This is a substantive bill—people all across America are starting to believe mental illness is an issue we all need to be concerned and care about.”
NAMI-San Gabriel Valley is following this closely under the watchful eye of our Vice President—Advocacy Ellie Stabeck
What is NAMI?
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. NAMI has over 1,100 affiliates in communities across the country who engage in advocacy, research, support and education. Members of NAMI are families, friends and people living with mental illnesses such as major deepression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder and borderline personality disorder.