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These neighborly havens help people facing mental health crises. Some neighbors object

January 25, 2021

Jan 11, 2021 By Sarah Kwon, California Healthline Los Angeles Times https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-01-11/peer-respites-people-facing-mental-health-crises-pandemic Mia McDermott is no stranger to isolation. Abandoned as an infant in China, she lived in an orphanage until a family in California adopted her as a toddler. She spent her adolescence in boarding schools and early adult years in and out of more »

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New law in 1 minute: California widens mental health conditions insurers must cover

December 28, 2020 By Nick Roberts and Jocelyn Wierner CalMatters https://calmatters.org/health/2020/12/californias-mental-health-parity/ If you break your leg or need heart surgery, your insurance covers it. But that hasn’t always been true for mental illness and substance use disorders. A new 2021 law in California could improve that, broadening the list of mental health conditions insurers must more »

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The Mental Health of the Modern Dad

Dec 21, 2020 By Anthony Nedelman, Ph.D. NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/December-2020/The-Mental-Health-of-the-Modern-Dad Like most men, I find myself unable to keep all the plates spinning nicely on their poles. As a husband, father of a three-year-old and a four-month old, and a working professional, the only time I can get anything done for me is while everyone is more »

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NAMI Celebrates Wins For Mental Health In COVID Relief And FY 2021 Federal Budget

12/22/2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/NAMI-Celebrates-Wins-for-Mental-Health-in-COVID-Relief-and-FY-2021-Federal-Budget Late yesterday, Congress passed major legislation (a bill combining the FY 2021 federal budget and COVID-relief provisions) that includes big wins for mental health — provisions that NAMI fought for that will benefit people with mental health conditions as well as nonprofits, like NAMI state and local organizations. This legislation is especially critical given more »

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New report on teens and mental health: How screen time impacts kids

December 22, 2020

Nov 18, 2020 By Kerry Breen Today https://www.today.com/health/new-report-teens-mental-health-impact-screen-time-kids-t199448 A new report, conducted and published by the Child Mind Institute and the California Partners Project, took an in-depth look at how teens are coping during the coronavirus pandemic and found that many are struggling, relying heavily on screens to handle the isolation of the past several months. The more »

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