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Minnesota house passes bill providing immediate mental health aide to farming communities

March 14, 2019

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 47) — The Minnesota House has unanimously approved a bill to directly address mental health issues in rural communities. HF 232 provides immediate funds for statewide mental health counseling, the Farm Advocates program and an awareness campaign for suicide prevention. It also provides an additional $100,000 in funding in state fiscal more »

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The Future of Mental Health in Minnesota Schools

(ABC 6 News) — This year, Minnesota lawmakers are focusing their efforts on mental health resources in schools. Already this year a bill has been introduced that would require all Minnesota Schools to have a counselor on staff. Bonner Elementary School Counselor Emily Dierling says the school counselor plays a vital role for students. “If more »

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Advancing Discovery For New, Better Treatments

NAMI is proud to share our new white paper: “Working Together to Advance Discovery and Reignite Hope: Advocacy, Academia, Industry and Government Push for New Mental Health Treatment Options.” This paper describes the important work NAMI and our partners have done to push forward in the difficult and complex field of brain science and developing treatment more »

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Maintaining Healthy Friendships With Mental Illness

Quality friendships have the potential to give us feelings of compassion, belonging and happiness. They can help improve our sense of self-worth and help us cope. When you have a mental illness, you may think that your friendships are bound to be more complicated. You may even deem healthy relationships impossible. But it’s very important to dispel more »

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Getting Vocal at Mental Health Day on the Hill

The Mental Health Legislative Network’s annual Day on the Hill drew over 500 people to the Capitol on March 14 to urge legislators to pass important legislation to expand school mental health services, invest in more supports for children and adults and ensure that insurance parity for mental health care is met. Mental health advocates more »

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How The Digital Age Has Impacted Mental Health Care

February 26, 2019

By Laura Greenstein | Feb. 04, 2019 Almost the entirety of my experience in seeking mental health care (apart from the actual therapy) has been online. I looked for a therapist using different “find a therapist” search engines, clicking filters that would account for my insurance and location. I’ve read blogs and personal accounts of others’ experiences with more »

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CEO Mary Giliberti Reflects On The Growth Of The Mental Health Movement In 2018

2/4/2019 In a video to NAMI members, CEO Mary Giliberti discusses the many successes over the past year, including the increase in NAMI brand awareness, significant legislative accomplishments, calls for research and new support programs and services. Giliberti attributes the increase in brand awareness to the growing number of celebrity ambassadors who have supported the more »

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Action Needed to Protect Medicare

February 19, 2019

Medicare Part D provides drug coverage for 43 million seniors and adults with disabilities, including many people with mental illnesses. Currently, Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans must include “all or substantially all” of the medications in six protected classes, which include antidepressants and antipsychotics. These six protected classes were created to ensure people more »

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