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ITRC Applauds Senator Ed Markey and Co-Sponsors for Introducing Landmark “Community Mental Wellness and Resilience Act”

Over 115 Organizations Have Endorsed the Legislation Which Will Expand US Approach to Mental Health to Engage Communities in Preventing and Healing Climate and Other Traumas The International Transformational Resilience Coalition (ITRC)* today heartily praised the introduction of the “Community Mental Wellness and Resilience Act” (CMWRA) by Senator Edward Markey (D-MA) and original co-sponsors Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT). The legislation is a companion bill to...

Natural Disasters are Traumatic: Urge Congress to Support Three Bills to Help Communities Heal

On September 18th, Hurricane Fiona made landfall on Puerto Rico, bringing massive rainfall, killing more than 30 people, and leaving 1.18 million people without power. Ten days later, Hurricane Ian hit Florida, killing over 100 people and displacing thousands whose homes were destroyed. The Mosquito Fire, which began in California on September 8th, is still active. So far, it has burned 80 thousand acres of land, evacuating 11,000 people and burning and damaging nearly 100 buildings. In...

Please Ask Your US Representative to Co-Sponsor the Community Mental Wellness and Resilience Act

As of today 113 national, regional, state, and local organizations have endorsed the bi-partisan Community Mental Wellness and Resilience Act (CMWRA) introduced in Congress by Representatives Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA)---and the list continues to grow! Representatives Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and co-sponsor Rep. Cathy Castor (D-FL) are now seeking additional co-sponsors in the House. Rep. David Trone (D-MD), Katie Porter (D-CA), and Suzanne Bonamici...

Bob Doppelt to address Community Mental Wellness and Resiliency Act on Monday’s Resiliency Within Podcast

Bob Doppelt, the coordinator of the International Transformational Resilience Coalition (ITRC) will discuss why community-based initiatives that use a public health approach to build population-level mental wellness and transformational resilience are important approaches to combat widespread harmful mental health and psychosocial problems generated by the climate emergency when he appears on the Resiliency Within podcast at 1 p.m. PT; 4 p.m. ET on Monday, Oct. 24. In September 2023 alone,...

Over 100 Organizations Endorse the Introduction of the Tonko-Fitzpatrick Bi-Partisan "Community Mental Wellness and Resilience Act"

The International Transformational Resilience Coalition (ITRC)* and over 100 other national, regional, state, and local mental health, human services, education, faith, and other organizations today strongly endorsed the bi-partisan “Community Mental Wellness and Resilience Act” (CMWRA) introduced by US Representatives Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA). The legislation has garnered support from Representative Kathy Castor (D-FL), who is an original cosponsor, as well as national...

Bob Doppelt to address Community Mental Wellness and Resiliency Act on Monday’s Resiliency Within Podcast

Bob Doppelt, the coordinator of the International Transformational Resilience Coalition (ITRC) will discuss why community-based initiatives that use a public health approach to build population-level mental wellness and transformational resilience are important approaches to combat widespread harmful mental health and psychosocial problems generated by the climate emergency when he appears on the Resiliency Within podcast at 1 p.m. PT; 4 p.m. ET on Monday, Oct. 24. In September 2023 alone,...

Will the Biggest Fossil Fuel States Sabotage Biden’s Climate Package? (capitalandmain.com)

President Joe Biden signs the Inflation Reduction Act in the State Dining Room of the White House on August 16. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images Author: To read the Capital and Main article, please click here. Hailed by President Biden as “the most aggressive action ever to combat the climate crisis,” the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) commits $369 billion to clean energy and greenhouse gas reduction. But the IRA’s progress towards its ambitious goals and the larger fight to stave off the...

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