Sen. Chris Murphy made a strong case for his bill to reform mental healthcare Wednesday at a community forum attended by more than 100 representatives of state and community organizations at Community Health Center, Inc. in Middletown.
“Our nation’s mental health system is broken, and the family members and providers that I met with at
Community Health Center, Inc. are desperate for Congress to help fix it,” said U.S. Senator Chris Murphy.
“Over the last year, I’ve heard hundreds of heartbreaking stories from families across Connecticut and
worked with them to draft the bipartisan Mental Health Reform Act. We’re finally on the cusp of
reforming our mental health system for the first time in a generation. I urge Senate leadership to take
action and bring this bill up for a vote as soon as Congress returns to Washington this fall.”
Mark Masselli, president and CEO of the Community Health Center, Inc., introduced Murphy, saying
“Connecticut residents have been watching Sen Murphy’s representation of us with a great deal of pride
and respect.” Murphy has been engaged in promoting collaboration on mental healthcare reform as an
issue that affects all American, Masselli said. “This forum is a great example of his work bringing us
together and getting us excited about reform.”