Intentional Peer Support believes that mental health reform is needed across the US and around the world, and we strongly oppose the direction of the "Murphy Bill", HR2646, in achieving this. If passed, institutionalization and force will significantly increase, peer support will be compromised, and decades of work to promote principles of recovery will be undermined.
We are asking our constituencies to take action:
1) Call your senators (http://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/) and house members (http://www.house.gov/representatives/) to let them know you oppose HR2646.
2) Visit https://realmhchange.org/ to learn about the "Murphy Bill" and for clear talking points about what’s needed instead.
3) Demand that any mental health reform include robust involvement and leadership from people with lived experience of mental health issues.