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It's not a hotline, it's a 'warmline': It gives mental health help before a crisis heats up
Posted on Dec 04 2019
USA Today
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Unlike a hotline for those in immediate crisis, warmlines provide early intervention with emotional support that can prevent a crisis – and a more costly 911 call or ER visit. The lines are typically free, confidential peer-support services staffed by volunteers or paid employees who have experienced mental health conditions themselves. "It's unimaginable, hard to conceptualize, for those who don't work in this field, what the level of need really is," said Quinn Anderson, who manages the NAMI HelpLine.
Mental Health Coverage Continues to Fall Short, Study Shows
Posted on Nov 20 2019
Bloomberg
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More Americans turn to out-of-network providers when seeking mental health care than when seeking medical care, and the trend continues to worsen, a new study shows, despite a law designed to prevent this problem for people seeking treatment for conditions such as depression and addiction. “This report shows that Americans continue to face barriers to mental health care perpetuated by insurance companies, such as red tape and lack of in-network providers,” says Angela Kimball, acting CEO. “The current situation is putting lives at risk.”
There Aren't Enough Mental Health Providers. And Kids Are Paying The Price.
Posted on Nov 04 2019
HuffPost
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Reports on research that finds most counties in the U.S. don't have a single child psychiatrist. A new study published in the journal Pediatrics highlights the urgent, unmet need for more pediatric mental health providers in this country. “This is not an acceptable situation that we have. We have a gross shortage of the most trained people at a time of high suicide,” said Dr. Ken Duckworth, medical director.
BILL OF THE MONTH: Grief Grew Into A Mental Health Crisis And A $21,634 Hospital Bill
Posted on Oct 31 2019
Kaiser Health News
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Arline Feilen arrived in the ER on a mid-May night and was moved to a shared room in the inpatient psychiatric unit the next day. In total, she spent five nights in the hospital. Feilen had an association plan which doesn’t have to include the 10 “essential health benefits” required under the federal ACA, such as mental health and substance use disorder treatment. Jennifer Snow, acting national director for advocacy and public policy, said the type of plan Feilen has is “allowed to undermine the ACA.” 
Schools nationwide are offering mental health days to address growing issues among teens
Posted on Oct 24 2019
Yahoo! Lifestyle
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Reports the latest endeavor of Generation Z to enact mental health days in schools nationwide. Jennifer Rothman, senior manager of youth and young adult initiatives at NAMI, says it’s this awareness among teens that is fueling the change nationwide. 
Stop The Stigma: Student Groups, Professionals Pushing To Raise Awareness On Mental Illness Treatment
Posted on Oct 23 2019
CBS News
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Video segment about Cecilia McGough and her group, Students With Schizophrenia, that includes an interview of Angela Kimball, acting CEO.
Mental health resources: How to get help for yourself or your loved ones
Posted on Oct 23 2019
CBS This Morning
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Highlights where to learn more about mental health and finding support. Provides a link to the NAMI program webpage.
Stop The Stigma: A Conversation About Mental Health
Posted on Oct 23 2019
CBS This Morning
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In an effort to help break down stigmas surrounding mental health, CBS This Morning did a special 1-hour live broadcast focused on mental illness, “Stop the Stigma” which featured Ken Duckworth, NAMI medical director, in two segments on the show.
Schools now letting students stay home sick for mental-health days
Posted on Oct 22 2019
Washington Post
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In the face of rising rates of depression, anxiety and suicide among young people, some states and school systems have started allowing students to take mental sick days off from school. Last year, Utah changed its definition of valid excuses for absences to include mental health issues. This summer, Oregon enacted a law that allows students to take days off for mental health. Students in other states, including Colorado, Florida and Washington, are attempting to get similar laws passed.
How to talk about mental health, according to the experts
Posted on Oct 22 2019
CBS This Morning
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Reports that when talking about mental health, language matters. Additionally, don't refer to people as their illnesses by saying someone is schizophrenic, someone is bipolar, or someone is mentally ill, says Teri Brister of NAMI.
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