A Chirlane McCray crusade
Pardon me for speaking so forwardly. It’s my responsibility to ask that question and make sure you’re OK, or get the professional help you need.
Of all the lessons I learned in a day spent last week getting certified in Mental Health First Aid, in a New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Read More
Governor Andrew Cuomo says there will be zero tolerance for insurance companies who try to shirk their obligations.
Last month Cuomo signed a law that required insurers to cover initial inpatient drug treatment. New York regulators are making sure insurers do not discriminate against people with mental health disorders or addictions who need to be treated.
In a letter, the Department of Financial Services reminded health insurers that they are required to issue coverage for those Read More
U.S. House of Representatives Passes Mental Health Care Reform:
NAMI Applauds “A Major Step Forward”
Jul 06 2016
WASHINGTON—The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for taking “a major step forward” to improve the lives of Americans living with mental illness.
The House passed H.R.2646, the “Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act,” sponsored by Reps. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) by Read More
Recently, the news has been riddled with devastating stories of terrorist attacks, police brutality, murder, rape, racism and injustice, leaving many of us struggling with difficult emotions. Thanks to technological advances, we are receiving unrelenting minute-by-minute, graphic coverage of these stories with greater speed, intensity and repetition than ever before. For better or worse, the media invites us to share in the loss and trauma of others. And our innate ability to empathize with human suffering puts us at risk for carrying a heavy Read More
We’ve sent 20,000 messages to Congress to urge them to reform mental health care.
We need to send 20,000 more.
Congress needs to see perfectly clearly how important mental health care is to our country. Congress doesn’t need glasses to see 20/20—it needs your advocacy.
Contact Chairman Fred Upton and Ranking Member Frank Pallone, two House Committee leaders who will help decide the future of health care reform, and urge them to move comprehensive mental health reform (HR 2646) forward.
With your help, the Read More
Legislators who make important decisions receive much of their information about mental illness the same way the general public does: through the media. While members of Congress also have staffers to study the issues, they rely on constituents for information. That means you. The best way to inform the legislators and give them an accurate picture of the reality of mental illness is to share with them the stories of those whom have had personal experiences with mental illness.