Rep. Upton is on our side, but those who get federal funds and don’t serve the seriously ill are putting intense pressure on him to not use federal funds for the seriously mentally ill and not to use federal funds for evidence based practices. They want the funds used to "improve behavioral wellness" rather than help the seriously ill. It's outrageous that federal funds are being used to lobby against better care for the seriously ill!
CONTACT REPRESENTATIVE FRANK PALLONE, who is also holding up the bill in response to pressure from the mental health industry. Those in the mental health industry receiving federal grant funds want the bill watered down so they can keep soft issues as their primary objective while sending the sickest to the back of the line. Urge Pallone to bring a strong "Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (HR2646)" to a vote now.