How the big biomedical bill advances U.S. mental health care
Posted on Dec 22 2016
PBS News Hour
U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) the lead sponsor of the NAMI-backed mental health reform is interviewed about its successful adoption. He notes that if you or a family member have a mental health disorder that requires professional help—often at great expense—you unfortunately have to navigate a maze of treatment options, professional designations, insurance claims .
A Comprehensive Guide to the Best Mental Health Resources
Posted on Dec 21 2016
When you or your family need help, "start at the website of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, nami.org. There you can look up treatment options for more than a dozen disorders, from ADHD to schizophrenia, plus find discussion groups and support." Part of a special feature issue.
U.S. ‘Not There Yet’ on Mental Health Parity
Posted on Nov 15 2016
Pew Charitable Trusts: Stateline
NAMI releasds a survey report finding that in-network mental health care remains harder to find than treatment for other medical conditions (See press release)..
How Can I Afford Mental Health Care?
Posted on Nov 11 2016
New York Magazine
A lot of health-insurance plans have what are called “phantom networks” that claim to cover your needs, but fall short when help is needed. That's also the focus of a NAMI survey report released the same week as this story. (See press release).
A surprising story about mental illness
Posted on Nov 02 2016
The News Review
A man who has lived with schizophrenia for 11 year experiences a turn for the better thanks to practical application of NAMI's Engagement Initiative, defined as “winning and keeping trust, expressing that you care.” The story illustrates how NAMI works.