10.28.15

Cassidy, Murphy to Hold Press Call Following Senate Hearing on Mental Health

CASSIDY, MURPHY TO HOLD PRESS CALL FOLLOWING SENATE HEARING ON MENTAL HEALTH

Will call for action on Cassidy-Murphy Mental Health Reform Act

Legislation will make critical reforms to address lack of resources, enhance coordination & develop meaningful solutions to improve outcomes for Americans dealing with mental illness

 **Thursday, October 29th at 12pm EST, call-in information below**

WASHINGTON – Tomorrow, after the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee holds a hearing titled “Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders in America: Priorities, Challenges, and Opportunities”, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) will hold a press call urging Congress to take immediate legislative action on the Cassidy-Murphy Mental Health Reform Act – a bill to comprehensively overhaul and strengthen America’s mental health system. The Mental Health Reform Act will make critical reforms to address a lack of resources, enhance coordination, and develop meaningful solutions to improve outcomes for families dealing with mental illness. Cassidy and Murphy, who are both members of the U.S. Senate HELP Committee, introduced the legislation in August after months of collaborating with mental health professionals, policy experts, consumers, and family members of those impacted by mental health.

WHAT:                         Cassidy, Murphy to hold press conference call following U.S. Senate’s mental health hearing

WHEN:                         Tomorrow, October 29th at 12pm EST

CALL-IN NUMBER:      (877) 229-8493; PIN: (114-724)        

 

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