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Mental Health Parity At Risk

June 13, 2018

Deregulating the Individual Market and the Impact on Mental Health Coverage Download the Report There is a national debate underway about the regulation of health insurers and insurance benefit standards. To reduce regulatory burdens, the Executive Branch enacted changes that weaken essential health benefit requirements, which require coverage of mental health and substance use services. more »

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Art For Mental Health: Written To Speak

June 10, 2018

            “Every day is a battle. And I know it isn’t an easy one to fight. I know anxiety has 8 legs and it crawls seeking to end. I know depression has the strength of a hundred. I know regret is a blinding pain and the screams of guilt are more »

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Ensuring Your Child Is Supported At School

June 5, 2018

May 14, 2018 | By Deborah Offner, Ph.D. At least 1 in 5 school-aged children is affected by a mental health condition. The two most common conditions among children and adolescents are anxiety followed by depression, but children can have other difficulties that affect their ability to fully take part in and benefit from their classroom experiences. These include attention more »

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New Initiative Helps Keep People With Mental Illness Out Of Jail

May 5, 2018 NAMI is pleased to announce the launch of Serving Safely, a national initiative to help police and sheriffs’ departments effectively respond to mental health crises. Funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, “Serving Safely: The National Initiative to Enhance Policing for Persons with Mental Illnesses and Developmental Disabilities” will be a one-stop shop more »

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Pa. ranks below national average for mental health care providers

May 23, 2108 | By Brett Sholtis Pennsylvania lags behind the national average for access to mental health care providers, according to Hospital and Health System Association’s analysis of data from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The availability of mental health professionals, including therapists, psychiatrists and drug-and-alcohol counselors, also varies greatly from county to county, the interactive more »

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