By Washington Post Editorial Board
June 25, 2016

Amid the gridlock over guns this month in Congress, there was one bright spot of progress on another pressing problem: In the House, an ambitious mental-health reform bill made its way through committee.

Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) has led the charge for improvements in mental-health-care policy since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in December 2012. His efforts may finally be paying off: The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act passed out of committee last week with unanimous support. In the Senate, a vote on the floor. If the House and Senate proposals pass — as they should — they could move into conference before the August recess.