Thursday, August 6, 2015

EDC Supports Mental Health Bill

As we continue working hard on the ‪#‎AnnaWestinAct‬, we also continue our work on other ways to positively impact mental health issues. 

Recently, we were one of over 40 organizations who signed this letter -------->
in support of S. 1893, the "Mental Health Awareness and Improvement Act of 2015."

The Mental Health Awareness and Improvement Act of 2015 does several things, including: reauthorizing and improving programs aimed at increasing awareness, prevention, and early identification of mental health conditions, promoting linkages to evidence-based treatments and services for children and youth and reauthorizes the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act, one of the foundational programs underpinning our national suicide prevention strategy.

While we know the #AnnaWestinAct is going to help many and help save many lives, we also know there is, concurrently, more to be done to help ALL those impacted by eating disorders. As we say so often: our work continues.

Thank you for advocating with us. ~ the EDC

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