In the News
Three ways to get people the mental-health care they need
Posted on Aug 03 2018
Opinion piece by Kate Farinholt, Executive Director, NAMI Maryland; Jean Harris, Executive Director, NAMI DC and Rhonda Thissen, Executive Director, NAMI Virginia discusses the importance of enforcing mental health parity which requires that health-insurance plans provide the same coverage for treatment of mental illness and addiction as for physical ailments.
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.