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Bill Would Make Teachers First Responders for Youth in Mental Health Crisis

March 14, 2019

Noting rising suicide rates and mental health problems among the state’s youth, a bill in the California Senate would require all new teachers to have mental health first-aid training. State Senators Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) and Anthony Portantino (D-Pasadena) introduced the bill earlier this month with the support of county health officials, mental health program providers and child more »

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Mental Health Treatment Denied to Customers by Giant Insurer’s Policies, Judge Rules

United Behavioral Health, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group, was found to have let “financial incentives” infect “the guideline development process,” according to a federal ruling. Credit: Mike Blake/Reuters In a scathing decision released Tuesday, a federal judge in Northern California ruled that a unit of UnitedHealth Group, the giant health insurer, had created internal policies aimed at more »

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Advancing Discovery For New, Better Treatments

NAMI is proud to share our new white paper: “Working Together to Advance Discovery and Reignite Hope: Advocacy, Academia, Industry and Government Push for New Mental Health Treatment Options.” This paper describes the important work NAMI and our partners have done to push forward in the difficult and complex field of brain science and developing treatment more »

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Maintaining Healthy Friendships With Mental Illness

Quality friendships have the potential to give us feelings of compassion, belonging and happiness. They can help improve our sense of self-worth and help us cope. When you have a mental illness, you may think that your friendships are bound to be more complicated. You may even deem healthy relationships impossible. But it’s very important to dispel more »

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How The Digital Age Has Impacted Mental Health Care

February 26, 2019

By Laura Greenstein | Feb. 04, 2019 Almost the entirety of my experience in seeking mental health care (apart from the actual therapy) has been online. I looked for a therapist using different “find a therapist” search engines, clicking filters that would account for my insurance and location. I’ve read blogs and personal accounts of others’ experiences with more »

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