Murphy Bill Update - One Murphy Bill Becomes Two

Representative Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania has been promoting some version of the ‘Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis’ Act for some years. His most recent version was released in June, and although somewhat toned down, it continues to push forced treatment, decreased privacy rights, diminished access to advocates and more. 
 
Following not far behind, Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut (along with Senator Bill Cassidy) released a Senate version in early August. This version, called the ‘Mental Health Reform Act of 2015,’ is different in spots but often identical to the House Bill.
 
Both threaten our movement in a multitude of ways including (but not limited to):
If you haven’t already, it’s time to get informed
and take action to STOP THE MURPHY BILLS!
 
Murphy Bill Resources:
 Blog: "The Murphys Have Their Way With Words" by Sera Davidow
Radio Show: Talk with Tenney - Reading the Cassidy Murphy Bill
Website: Campaign for Real Change in Mental Health Policy
Website: RLC’s Stop the Murphy Bills
 
More resources and ways to take action are available at each of the websites listed above!