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The Mental Health Reform Act of 2015

Posted on 10th August 2015 murphycassidy1

On August 4, 2015 Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) introduced the Mental Health Reform Act of 2015, comprehensive legislation to reform the U.S. mental health care system. The legislation reauthorizes a number of programs within the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Admi

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Why the homeless man who graduated from Harvard is still on the streets

Posted on 16th July 2015 WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 9: Alfred Postell, hangs out in downtown Washington, DC, July 9, 2015. He now lives on the streets despite graduating from Harvard Law School. He was recently recognized during an arraignment hearing by a former colleague, Superior Court Judge Thomas Motley.
(Photo by Terrance McCoy/The Washington Post)

Terrance McCoy's article on Alfred Postell was so compelling he wrote a follow-up article on July 16th. This follow up continues to illustrate the non-discriminatory nature of mental illness and the challenges that those trying to help them face. "...We ask ourselves how they can live like that.

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The homeless man who went to Harvard Law with John Roberts

Posted on 16th July 2015 POSTELL__5291436469430

On July 13, 2015 Washington Post writer, Terrence McCoy, wrote the first of two stories about Alfred Postell. Postell was a Harvard Law student that would eventually become schizophrenic and ultimately homeless. "That few remember what happened to Postell perhaps betrays the illness that seized

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"You can do anything in life...you're gonna have trials and tribulations but with a sober mind and a clear head - and a support system - you can go through anything." — Geraldine M., Green Door client


To hear more from Geraldine, Hilman and Maya who participated inthe 2014 Gala video, please watch the video on the right. (If you have trouble viewing this video, please click on the YouTube icon below the video box.)

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