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Mental Health Groups Say GOP Health Plan Will Devastate Millions
Posted on Mar 17 2017
NBC News
*NAMI

Changes in Medicaid alone would result in 14 million Americans losing health insutrance, including many with mental health conditions.

“Big Things Have Small Beginnings”: New Campus Group Combats Mental Illness
Posted on Mar 09 2017
University News
*NAMI

Part of a nationwide movement, the University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC) campus now has a NAMI presence.

Patients more likely to refuse drug therapy than psychotherapy for mental health
Posted on Mar 06 2017
Science Daily
*NAMI

A meta-analkysis of studies found thatf  people seeking help for mental illness are more likely to refuse or not complete recommended treatment if it involves only medication

Chrissy Teigen Opens Up for the First Time About Her Postpartum Depression
Posted on Mar 06 2017
Glamour
*NAMI

 

Chrissy Teigen, has been a Sports Illustrated cover girl, a best-selling cookbook author, and host of an Emmy-nominated TV series Lip Sync Battle. After giving birth to her daughter in 2015 she developed postpartum depression, a condition affecting one in nine women. In this exclusive essay she talks about the experience.

Health Care Outcomes in States Influenced by Coverage, Disparities
Posted on Feb 28 2017
U.S. News & World Report
*NAMI

 Across the board, states don't fare well on mental health.

Mental Illness, Untreated Behind Bars
Posted on Feb 27 2017
New York Times editorial
*Stepping Up Initiative (NAMI partner)
At a White House meeting, a member of the National Sheriffs’ Association brought up an urgent problem: the nation's mental hsa. Trump acknowledged that “prison should not be a substitute for treatment” and said his administration would try to address this challenge.
 
 
 
Depression top cause of disability, strikes young and old
Posted on Feb 26 2017
Reuters
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The World Health Organization ls running a campaign to tackle stigma and misconceptions called "Depression: Let's Talk." Global economic losses exceed $1 trillion a year.
 
 


 
How Depression Has--and Hasn't--Become Normalized
Posted on Feb 26 2017
Science of Us
*NAMI

Young adults are more accepting of mental illness than their parents. 60% of American college-aged adults believe that seeing a mental health professional is a “sign of strength.”

Why Mental Illness Can Fuel Physical Disease
Posted on Feb 23 2017
Time
*NAMI

Studies are finding mind-body connections between  depression and strokes, heart disease, dabetes, arthritis and psoriasis.

The Road To Recovery
Posted on Feb 16 2017
Hartford Courant
*NAMI

Claire Bien and Rebecca McCann  talk about their struggles and recovery from mental illness as part of NAMI's In Our Own Voice community education program  IOOV helps to eliminate the stigma associated with mental health conditions. Bien is the author of Hearing Voices, Living Fully.

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