The Mother Bear Community sent me the following request which I am circulating. Please consider writing a letter to the appropriate persons (listed below) re the potential federal mental health policy changes that were discussed today in Washington.
Fellow Mother Bear CAN advisor, Jim Gottstein, Esq., of President and CEO of the Law Project for Psychiatric Rights, has sent a letter to his State Senator stating his concerns about potential Federal mental health policy changes, including psychiatric (diagnoses) profiling, that may be discussed at Thursday's Senate HELP Committee Hearing on Assessing the State of America's Mental Health System. (HELP- U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions).
If you are in the U.S. and concerned about possible mental health policy decisions and would like to write a letter to your Congresspersons, State Senator(s) and/or the Chairman of the Committee, Tom Harkin, D-IA, you might find the links below helpful:
PscyhRights Letter and recommendations (to review concerns and/or customize your own letter)
Names and contact information for Senate HELP Committee members (right vertical column).