Join the #MentalHealthReform #PassS2680 Senate Campaign!
August 30, 2016
Please join the #MentalHealthReform #PassS2680 Senate Campaign as the eating disorders and mental health communities unite through social media outreach, combined with emails and calls to Senate offices, in hopes of pushing Senate leadership to bring the Mental Health Reform Act of 2016 (S. 2680) to the Senate floor for a vote this September.
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Senator Pat Toomey's Staff Tours Eating Disorder Treatment Center
August 17, 2016
We thank Senator Pat Toomey's staff for taking time to visit one of our member treatment programs, the Renfrew Center of Philadelphia, to learn more about eating disorders and treatment practices!
Long under Congress' radar, eating disorder treatment advocates on verge of pushing through reforms
August 11, 2016
After decades of failing to push through reforms from Congress, advocates representing more than 30 million Americans with eating disorders are celebrating a rare moment of progress on Capitol Hill.
For the first time ever, legislation specifically aimed at combating and expanding access to treatment for anorexia and bulimia among other disorders is quietly moving through Congress and has a shot at passage this fall.
House overwhelmingly approves mental health reform bill
July 6, 2016
The House on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed long-awaited bipartisan mental health reform legislation more than three years in the making.
Republicans opposed to new gun control measures have previously touted the legislation - which was approved 422-2 - as their response to mass shootings. But about two weeks after Democrats staged a House sit-in over guns, Republicans and Democrats avoided the issue during floor speeches ahead of the vote on the bipartisan mental health bill.
The measure was originally intended as a massive overhaul of the mental health care system.