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How Can I Afford Mental Health Care?
Posted on Nov 11 2016
New York Magazine
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A lot of health-insurance plans have what are called “phantom networks” that claim to cover your needs, but fall short when help is needed. That's also the focus of a NAMI survey report released the same week as this story. (See press release).

A soldier battling PTSD reported that he wanted to hurt his commanders. They disciplined him.
Posted on Nov 06 2016
The Baltimore Sun
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Thr Departmenyt of Defense's policy toward mental health coniditions is inconsistent, even as it tries to eliminate  stigma that discourages people from seeking help  The military still has much work to do.  "e've barely scratched the surface.

A surprising story about mental illness
Posted on Nov 02 2016
The News Review
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A man who has lived with schizophrenia for 11 year experiences a turn for the better thanks to practical application of NAMI's Engagement Initiative, defined as “winning and keeping trust, expressing that you care.” The story illustrates how NAMI works.

A surprising story about mental illness
Posted on Nov 02 2016
News-Review
*NAMI

A story that involves NAMI's national Engagement Report and a view from the grassroots in Rosburg, Oregon. 

Engagement is defined as “winning and keeping trust, expressing that you care.”

 

Opening Up About Mental Illness:
Posted on Oct 30 2016

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Hollywood A-listers, TV, and movies are dealing frankly with issues once hidden. NAMI's National Director of Communications & Public Affairs Katrina Gays offers three reasons.

A Cruel Trick on the Mentally Ill
Posted on Oct 28 2016
U.S. News & World Report
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Do we like  to scare people with other medical treatments such as chemotherapy or dialysis? NAMI CEO Mary Giliberti explains why stigmatizing Halloween costumes and haunted asylum attractions are public health problems.

Halloween attractions use mental illness to scare us. Here’s why advocates say it must stop
Posted on Oct 25 2016
Washington Post
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This storye--featured on page A3 of the Post and as the tabloid cover story for The Washington Express  distributed in Metro stations throughout the DC area--desribes  NAMI's Halloween Horrors campaign. It quotes NAMI CEO Mary Giliberti and several of NAMI's grassroots advocates.

Should Dallas officers who survived ambush be required to undergo counseling?
Posted on Jul 11 2016
Dallas Morning News
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Shootings, natural disasters and terrorist attacks affect first rresponders as surely as civilians. In the wake of the Dallas tragedy that left five police officers dead, the chief of police is responding tomental health concerns. NAMI's report on police mental health, released in April with the Department of Justice, is now being cited as a warning that  too few police agencies have prepared to support personnel who experience psychological fallout from mass casualty events.

Commentary: Minority Mental Health Month highlights urgent need
Posted on Jul 10 2016
Greenville Online (South Carolina)
*NAMI

NAMI and Alpha Kappa Alpha chapters natiowide are working together to increase mental health awareness in the African American community. African Americans comprise 12 percent of the population — the second-largest ethnic minority group in the United States — but they often receive disproportionately less and lower quality care than other communities for both medical and mental health services

Passing a Landmark Mental Health Bill
Posted on Jul 08 2016
Fortune
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NAMI called the bill a major step forward that also creates a framework for the future.

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