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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 .
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.
The NAMI-backed bill raises the status of mental health issues by creating a new assistant secretary for mental health.
The Army has discharged more than 22,000 soldiers for misconduct after they came back from Iraq or Afghanistan – even though they had been diagnosed with mental health problems or brain injuries.
A first-of-its-kind measurement of nearly every county across the United States shows that depression, anxiety and other mood disorders rank #1 among five condition responsible for almost one third of health problems.
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)..
The number of teens with depression is increasing, but the number getting help is not. NAMI is involved seeking support in schools.
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).
Thr Departmenyt of Defense's policy toward mental health coniditions is inconsistent, even as it tries to eliminate stigma that discourages people from seeking help The military still has much work to do. "e've barely scratched the surface.
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.