Treatment Regardless of Ability to Pay

The Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), enacted in 1986, is a federal law that requires anyone coming to an emergency department to be stabilized and treated, regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay, but since its enactment in 1986 has remained an unfunded mandate. Here is an explanation of EMTALA law.  … Continue reading Treatment Regardless of Ability to Pay

The Importance Of Getting The Right Treatment For You

By Mary Giliberti, J.D. | Oct. 06, 2017 NAMI is here to raise awareness about mental illness. We talk about different conditions, how to advocate, why stigma is a problem—but there’s another aspect of awareness that is critically important for us to talk about: services and treatment, as well as timing. We are learning from research that treatment’s … Continue reading The Importance Of Getting The Right Treatment For You

Personal Story: My Battle with Mental Illness

02.24.15 All around the blogosphere, people have been coming out with their personal stories of going through mental illnesses. I always felt like it was my duty to do the same. If I have an opportunity to help others by sharing my experiences, wouldn’t it be selfish not to? Since I made a full recovery, … Continue reading Personal Story: My Battle with Mental Illness

Finding the Right Mental Health Professional for You

Finding a mental health professional is one of the most important steps in starting on the path toward a successful recovery. As hard as it might be to acknowledge that you need help, the search for a specialist who fits your needs—someone who can serve as your ally—can be even more challenging. It can be overwhelming and intimidating, especially if you are new to the process, struggling with your condition or don’t know how or where to start. There are many steps that go into finding the right mental health professional. Here are some tips to guide you through your search for the right one for you.

Depression Symptoms Declined With Mediterranean-Style Diet

A Mediterranean-style diet involving lots of fruits, vegetables, fish, and whole grains may relieve symptoms of depression, according to a study published January 30 in the journal BMC Medicine. The study, led by Felice Jacka, Ph.D., a NARSAD 2010 Young Investigator at Deakin University in Australia, is the first randomized, controlled trial to evaluate the … Continue reading Depression Symptoms Declined With Mediterranean-Style Diet