HARRISBURG – The House Human Services Committee approved legislation authored by Rep. Thomas Murt (R-Montgomery) to examine mental health services and any potential needed investments in the resources, amenities and facilities.
“Mental illness affects families across the Commonwealth but most of these families struggle to gain access to services and support for family members with serious mental illness in a timely manner,” said Rep. Murt.
House Resolution 515
would authorize and direct the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to undergo a study focused on access to community mental health services for families in Pennsylvania. Each year, tens of thousands of families in this Commonwealth struggle to gain timely access to services and support for family members with serious mental illness. Not everyone who needs services is able to access them due long waiting lists that end up causing a delay in treatment.
“This study will help bring awareness to roadblocks pertaining to mental illness care and how we can implement better services across the state,” said Murt.
The resolution is now being considered by the entire House.
Representative Thomas P. Murt, Ed.D.
152nd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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