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Affordable treatment for mental illness and substance abuse gets harder to find

December 13, 2019

Dec. 1, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. CST By Jenny Gold The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/affordable-treatment-for-mental-illness-and-substance-abuse-gets-harder-to-find/2019/11/29/a8c689f6-0fce-11ea-bf62-eadd5d11f559_story.html Eleven years after Congress passed a law mandating that insurers provide equal access for mental and physical health care, Americans are actually finding it harder to obtain affordable treatment for mental illness and substance abuse. The barriers to parity continue despite more »

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Minnesota insurers fall short on mental health coverage, report finds

Nov 30, 2019 By John Lundy / Forum News Service Post Bulletin https://www.postbulletin.com/life/health/minnesota-insurers-fall-short-on-mental-health-coverage-report-finds/article_e66b6118-13a8-11ea-b9a5-f7cba9f7d1c3.html DULUTH — Pull out your health insurance card. Is there a number for a mental health crisis line on the back? Perhaps there is, but you might not know that by looking. “One of the things (insurers) said was that their … more »

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NAMI Applauds FCC Leadership On 9-8-8 Crisis Number

12/11/2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Applauds-FCC-Leadership-on-9-8-8-Crisis-Number This week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to designate 9-8-8 as the 3-digit number for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. NAMI applauds Chairman Ajit Pai and the FCC for their leadership on this issue and strongly supports the creation of a more »

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Preventing And Preparing For A Mental Health Crisis

Dec. 09, 2019 By Katherine Ponte, BA, JD, MBA, NYCPS-P, CPRP NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/December-2019/Preventing-and-Preparing-for-a-Mental-Health-Crisi My experience during my crisis made me feel worse than my illness itself. Three armed police officers and two paramedics pounded on my door, entered my small apartment, checked my vitals, strapped me into a wheelchair, forcibly removed me from my home, and escorted more »

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Ending the Silence Program for Middle Schools Nearly Ready

December 11, 2019

NAMI Minnesota has already reached over 2,000 High School students this 2019-2020 school year through its Ending the Silence program. This has been a very powerful presentation that has helped many students come forward about their mental health needs and seek help from teachers and other school staff. However, there is another group that also more »

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National Survey on Health and Disability

December 10, 2019

This study is an anonymous online survey for adults who have a physical or mental health condition that impacts their daily life activities. The goal of the study is to learn about participants’ experiences accessing health care. This information is important to measure the impact of health care and health insurance reforms on the experiences more »

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Share Your Story with Legislators

December 9, 2019

Sharing your story is the most powerful tool that mental health advocates have to push for change and build our mental health system. NAMI Minnesota is looking for people to share their story for the upcoming legislative session. Our policy team is available to help you develop your story and put it in writing. To more »

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NAMI Minnesota Challenges Plan to Close Joseph’s Hospital

December 5, 2019

MEDIA ALERT (Dec. 5, 2019) NAMI Minnesota is distressed by the rumor that M Health Fairview is considering closing St. Joseph’s Hospital in St. Paul. St. Joe’s is a vital component of Minnesota’s mental health system providing care to thousands of people struggling with mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This rumor comes at a more »

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Giftbar Shares Proceeds of CardsForNAMI

December 2, 2019

State and affiliate NAMI organizations can now receive monetary donations from a nation-wide gift card marketplace called Giftbar at no cost. All Giftbar cards ordered on the custom website CardsforNAMI.com will result in 5% of the proceeds being donated to the designated NAMI state or affiliate organization. Customers MUST select the organization of their choice more »

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