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Welcome to the Congressional Mental Health Caucus

For a list of Caucus events for May Mental Health Awareness Month, click here

Since 2003, the Congressional Mental Health Caucus has worked in a bipartisan manner to inform, educate, and advocate to Members of Congress and the public on a variety of mental health issues, including:

  • Reducing negativism & stigma: Raising awareness on both mental health and mental illness and providing examples of successful treatments for leading healthy and productive lives.
  • Improving access to mental health services: Identifying who, when, and where mental health services should be offered, including Medicare and Medicaid, that can improve the lives of those afflicted, including low-income families, veterans, children, and seniors.
  • Improving work-related productivity: Assisting businesses in lowering employee health care costs by providing information and mental health programs that have been successful in lowering absenteeism and improving work productivity.
  • Protecting veterans: Ensuring that military men and women and their families receive access to mental health services for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and other related mental health conditions as they return home from war.

We hope this information is useful and look forward to hearing from you to reach bipartisan consensus as we promote mental health treatment that can help people become happier and more productive, improve our nation’s health care system, and provide better care to our service men and women. We would be honored to receive your comments, questions, or suggestions.


Grace F. Napolitano
Congressional Mental Health Caucus

Timothy M. Murphy
Congressional Mental Health Caucus

Rep. Tim Murphy Rep. Grace Napolitano