Understanding Stigma as a Mental Healthcare Barrier
Posted on Jun 08 2017
In a study published in Psychological Science in the Public Interest, Patrick Corrigan of the Illinois Institute of Technology reported that about 40 percent of the 60 million patients suffering from mental illness go without treatment. Perceived stigma is a significant barrier for patients seeking mental healthcare. Other barriers include lack of knowledge about mental healthcare, inability to recognize symptoms in one’s self, and inability to identify adequate healthcare resources for mental health symptoms.
Why Mental Health Has Become Political
Posted on May 31 2017
The editor of Women's Health magazine--NAMI partner--responds to criticism by encouraging discussion about mental illness, and health care in general, from both sides of the political spectrum--while hopng that the end goal is better medical treatment for all women.
Fox Sports Supports NAMI
Posted on May 29 2017
Fox Sports Network
Television clip of "Fox Sports Supports" promotion of NAMI partnership and Mental Health Awareness Month.
Pre-existing conditions, high-risk pools and unicorn saddles
Posted on May 10 2017
Independent Record (Helena, Montana)
Commentary by NAMI Montana executive director Matt Kuntz: "High-risk pools were about as valuable for the families I served as unicorn saddless. I was never able to get anyone into a high-risk pool."