New advocacy organization pushes for passage of HR 3717

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It has been a busy week for those both for and against HR 3717, the “Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2013." We are featuring calls to action both for and against to stay consistent with our approach of giving all sides an opportunity to express their opinion on the CMHNetwork website. In addition to the calls for action both for and against HR 3717, we are also making readers aware of a new organization with strong roots in the advocacy position for passage of HR 3717. As always Network faithful, explore all sides, do your homework, and make informed decisions.

Treatment Before Tragedyis a newly formed 501(c)(3) organization that represents families and their supporters seeking to improve treatment, services, research and a cure for people with serious mental illness. Sources tell us that this organization was formed in large part, to provide advocacy support for the passage of HR 3717. Regardless of the motivation for forming the organization, the focus of their efforts is much broader than the passage of one bill. Here is the description of the organization from their website:

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