President Obama signs H.R. 34 into Law – Significant Funding for Mental Health!

President Obama has signed H.R. 34, The 21st Century Cures Act into law after it passed both houses of Congress on December 7th.  Within the massive piece of legislation are significant measures for mental health prevention and care. In an interview with PBS, Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., talks about the state of mental health care in the U.S. and what this law attempts to accomplish. The interview is only 10 minutes and is a MUST listen – the interview describes the unfortunate circumstances counties like Summit County are experiencing with respect to available treatment for mental health care.  LISTEN HERE.

An overview, details, and the full-text of H.R. 34 is at this link (The legislation is best viewed as a PDF):



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