The Murphy Bill: Old wine in new bottles

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ACEs Connection member Andrea Blanch and David Shern caution that the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015 (H.R. 2646) could prove harmful to the very people it is intended to help, and ignores significant scientific advances in our understanding of the causes and treatment of mental illnesses.


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    George Patrin, MD, MHA
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    Absolutely agree. "Real change requires an integrated, multi-pronged approach." rom my perspective, there isn't enough emphasis on tearing down barriers between primary care and behavioral health care. A seamless continuum must be built from one to the other as a team effort. The outpatient referral system must be let go in favor of same day access...BEFORE a crisis is apparent.
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