The Mental Health Liaison Group (MHLG) is urging supporters of the Mental Health Reform Act to call their senators this Friday, September 2.
The House of Representatives approved the Mental Health Reform Act (S.2680) in April with a vote of 422 to 2, but the Senate has not voted on the bill and must do so in order for it to survive the 114th Congress, which ends in December.
The bill would authorize a number of new efforts in support of mental health care, encourage the training of more mental health professionals, and make improvements to existing regulations for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
To participate in the call-in day, dial 202-224-3121 this Friday, press "1," and give your zip code to leave a message for your senator. Here is some suggested language from the Mental Health Liaison Group:
“As a constituent of the Senator’s, I would like [him/her] to demand a vote on S. 2680, the Mental Health Reform Act. The House passed Mental Health Reform 422-2. The Senate should act. There is a mental health crisis in this country. This bill will help. Thank you.”