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Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill (AIMI) Small Victories! June 24

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Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill (AIMI) is on air Wednesdays around midnight EST. Join us by phone at (818)572.2947. This is PTSD Awareness Month, and we want everyone who battles with PTSD to know we support you. Congressman Tim Murphy (PA-18) announced $15 million in funding for Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) is included in the appropriations bill. Thank you for small beginnings, U.S. Congress. NAMI has pledged support for "Helping Familes in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015, saying "Representatives Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) have introduced HR 2646 ... This introduction begins a legislative process toward mental health reform, which is long overdue. NAMI has submitted a letter of support to Representatives Murphy and Johnson indicating our appreciation of their leadership and our commitment to work with them to pass comprehensive mental health legislation."  - See more at: http://goo.gl/2t27dE

More people are becoming aware of the injustice of imprisoning rather than treating mental illness. We attribute all three victories above to you, the People who stand up for the human rights of persons with serious mental illness. Homelessness, prison, and death must cease being America's response to serious mental illness. Thank you for giving "Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill" and to people who live under the threat of arrest because of a common, treatable health condition. 

Please help our advocacy work to continue enjoying victories by purchasing a very well-written book by a lifelong human rights advocate who has bipolar disorder:  "Bloody Toombs" by Bob Darby now available through Amazon! http://goo.gl/LZvjSS > Read a long, free preview at this site! Select "look inside."

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