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H.RES.212: Expressing support for designation of May 2013 as Mental Health Month.

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Sponsor Tim Murphy, R-Pa.
Total Cosponsors 87 (64 Democrats, 1 Independent, 22 Republicans)
Introduced May 13, 2013
Latest Major Action May 17, 2013
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Bill Summary

Expresses support for: (1) the designation of Mental Health Month, and (2) the finding of the President's Commission on Mental Health that the nation's failure to prioritize mental health is a national tragedy.

Recognizes that mental well-being is as important as physical well-being for citizens, communities, businesses, and the economy.

Applauds the coalescing of national and community organizations in working to promote public awareness of mental health and in providing critical information and support to the people and families affected by mental illness.

Encourages organizations and health practitioners to use Mental Health Month as an opportunity to promote mental well-being and awareness, ensure access to appropriate services, and support overall quality of life for those living with mental illness.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 17, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
May 13, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.