Leading Mental Health Organizations Applaud Strengthening of Mental Health and Substance Use Access in Medicaid Under Historic New Rules

Apr 23, 2024

The nation’s leading mental health organizations applaud the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) newly finalized rules that will help ensure people with mental health and substance use conditions can access covered services within Medicaid, announced yesterday. As the single largest payer for mental health services in the United States, these new Medicaid requirements […] Read More.

Unfair & Unequal Coverage Significantly Affects Access to Mental Health Care, Finds New Report

Apr 17, 2024

Throughout NAMI’s 45-year history, mental health parity has been a top priority. Parity means covering mental health and addiction care at the same level as other health care. Despite laws requiring mental health parity in many health plans, a landmark report released today by the nonprofit research institute RTI International, Behavioral Health Parity – Pervasive […] Read More.

NAMI Celebrates Finalization of FY 2024 Federal Spending Bills, Preservation of Mental Health Funding

Mar 26, 2024

In the midst of a mental health crisis, NAMI continues to track federal funding and advocate for more resources from the federal government to help people affected by mental health conditions. Read More.

Criminal Justice And Mental Illness: A Webinar On The State Of The Issue

Mar 7, 2024

During this webinar hear from a national expert on the intersection of health care and the criminal justice system. The webinar will explore the history of mental health care and how policy choices have led to the development of parallel health care systems, with negative outcomes for those who are justice involved. Read More.

For National Criminal Justice Month, NAMI Launches “Overlooked” Campaign Highlighting Stories Of Mental Illness And The Criminal Justice System

Mar 1, 2024

During National Criminal Justice Month, NAMI is launching a new campaign, Overlooked: Stories of Mental Illness & the Criminal Justice System, centered on the experiences of people with mental illness during their time in the criminal justice system. Unfortunately, people with mental illness are overrepresented in our nation’s jails and prisons. Read More.

Soulful Conversations: Navigating The Intersection Of Faith, Spirituality And Mental Health

Feb 16, 2024

Join our esteemed panelists for a dialogue on the ways in which faith and spirituality intertwine with mental health and their perspectives on the role of spirituality in fostering resilience and building support in the recovery journey. Read More.

NAMI Releases Poll Showing Post-Pandemic Workforce Demands More Mental Health Support

Feb 13, 2024

A new poll from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) shows an overwhelming number of American workers employed at large organizations believe it’s appropriate to talk about mental health at work and broadly support mental health training in the workplace. Read More.

NAMI Urges Supreme Court To Protect Access To Safe And Effective Drugs And Treatments

Jan 31, 2024

Today, NAMI joined partners in filing an amicus curiae (“friend-of-the-court”) brief urging the Supreme Court to protect access to safe, effective treatments by reversing the Fifth Circuit’s decision in Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine et al. v. FDA et al. Read More.

NAMI Re-Launches #Vote4MentalHealth Campaign To Get Out The Vote During The 2024 Elections

Jan 31, 2024

NAMI is excited to announce today the launch of its #Vote4MentalHealth campaign for the 2024 elections. This nonpartisan campaign is part of NAMI’s long-standing efforts to help people across the country understand the impact that voting has on mental health care and find the resources and information they need to cast their ballot. Read More.

NAMI Ask The Expert: How To Help Someone With Mental Illness Accept Treatment

Jan 31, 2024

In this presentation Dr. Amador describes how common anosognosia is, how it impacts the person with mental illness and the family, and most importantly, how we can help the person accept treatment. Read More.

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