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Category: NAMI-National News

NAMI Releases First Free Online Class for Parents of Children with Mental Illness

NAMI Basics OnDemand Adapts In-Person Course to Reach Nationwide Audience Oct 01 2019 Arlington, VA– The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today announced the release of a free online education course, NAMI Basics OnDemand. The new class format is an adaptation of the in-person NAMI Basics, a free, six-session education program for parents, caregivers and…
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Response to President Trump

Dated: August 16, 2019 Yesterday, President Trump revisited his statements about reopening mental “institutions” and perpetuated false stereotypes. Two weeks ago, the president also called people with mental illness “monsters.” In response, National Alliance on Mental Illness Acting CEO Angela Kimball released the following statement: “The president should be talking about better care and earlier access…
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7 Health Organizations File Appeal Challenging Decision On Short-Term, Limited-Duration Junk Insurance Plans

Groups Say These Inadequate Plans Undermine Consumer Protections For People With Pre-Existing Conditions, May Discriminate On Age, Gender Or Health Status 7/29/2019 Contact: Josh Dorner, jdorner@skdknick.com Washington, DC—The Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP), National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Mental Health America, American Psychiatric Association (APA), AIDS United, National Partnership for Women & Families,…
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2019 Mental Health Improvement Act

NAMI worked with a bipartisan group of legislators on key components of the bill including increasing access and continuity of care for veterans in need of coordinated support.

Team-based Care Optimizes Medication Treatment for First Episode Psychosis

Coordinated specialty care supports optimal prescribing of antipsychotics with fewer side effects

NAMI Advocacy: Recent ACA court decision and what it means

No one will lose their coverage or have protections stripped away because of this ruling at this time.

NYTimes.com: Can We Stop Suicides?

The suicide rate has been rising in the United States since the beginning of the century, and is now the 10th leading cause of death, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

New Pathways for Implementing Universal Suicide Risk Screening in Healthcare Settings

A new report, authored in part by researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), part of the National Institutes of Health, provides guidance on how to implement universal suicide risk screening of youth in medical settings.

NAMI And Others File Lawsuit Against The Short-Term, Limited Duration Plan Final Rule

9/14/2018 In partnership with the Association for Community Affiliated Plans and other organizations, NAMI filed suit today to invalidate the federal short-term, limited duration (STLD) insurance plan rule issued last month by three federal agencies. The legal challenge seeks a temporary injunction against the recently issued STLD rule, which would expand the availability of plans that do…
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Parity Rule Change to Health Insurance Will Impact Mental Health Treatment

Background on Short Term Limited Duration Rule Change On Wednesday, August 2, 2018, the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor, and the Treasury released a final rule that will expand the availability of certain health insurance plans that are not required to cover people with pre-existing conditions or provide coverage for mental health…
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