Stop Bush from destroying the Self-Empowerment Movement. sign now

Pres. Bush has proposed for FY2003 totally eliminating funding to three major mental health consumer-run self help groups. They include CONTAC, National Mental Health Consumer Self-Help Clearing House and the National Empowerment Center. The first two agencies are part of the National Mental Health Assn.(A major mental health rights agency)

These three organizations give out information and encourages self empowerment for persons with psychiatric diagnosises. They are not meant to replace professional care. They are to augment such medical aid.

By slashing funds from the above associations, Bush is essentially destroying the consumer self-help, empowerment movement. We, who are consumers/survivors, family members, concerned friends can not let this happen. Both professional care and self-empowerment is needed. Psychiatrists and related professionals assist consumers in dealing with their illness. Self empowerment encourages self determination as much as possible in the individual consumer's care.

According to psychologist Abraham Maslow, Self Actualization is one of the most important need anyone can have. Self empowerment is part of self-actualization.

Actual Quote from FY2003 budget
"In FY2002 and FY2003 several programs that have been part o the center's portfolio will be terminated." (Programs refer to above)

This administration seems completely insensitive to the self empowerment movment and appears to be doing it's best to destroy it. We can not let this happen. Please sign the petition.

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  • 04 December 2015150. Myles E
    I support this petition
  • 19 November 2015149. Cassie S
    We need to first slash all elected representatives salaries/benefits/obscene retirement plans/fringe benefits etc. before we slash any program at all. They never start with themselves and we the American Public, demand that they do so.
  • 16 November 2015148. S H
    There are many many people suffering mental illness. For those who can't afford treatment self help is the only source available to them. Please do not make further cuts to a budget that has already been slashed to bare bones. It would make more sense to
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  • 23 September 2015146. Susan Akas
    Please don't take something away from people who need it! please reconisder......
  • 19 September 2015145. Lyla D
    I work with a support group for women that have been affected by trauma, mental health issues and/or substance abuse. Self help and support from peers is a very improtant part of the recovery process and should be supported by all. It will ultimately save
  • 08 September 2015144. Nancy N
    Please do not cut these program funds. We need them.
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  • 03 July 2015137. Audrey H
    There should be a Mental Bill of Rights! consumer, survivor, family member, other Family Member
  • 21 June 2015136. Idus N
    Funds must not be cut for professional care and self impowerment. consumer, survivor, family member, other Virginia Nolan, spouse
  • 20 June 2015135. Robin W
    QUit messing with my life. HOW dare you cut my medicaid funding for my psy care. unless I go to a gov. center. Do you think those centers can handle all the patients? You are such a FOOL BUSH. Now thanx to you, I am out of my medication. I can't afford to
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  • 03 May 2015131. Catherine P
    Way to go! Let's put Social Darwinsim back into America! After all, anyone who is different doesn't deserve help! Right, Mr. Bush. Hey, while you are at it, why don't you support free trade and make sure all of those poor Brazilians and poor Indonesians d
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  • 06 March 2015124. Matt Boyer
    Bush is retarded. How ironic.

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Kate GarciaBy:
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The Bush FY2003 budget

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