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Trump’s Pick for Mental Health ‘Czar’ Highlights Rift

May 24, 2017 | By Benedict Carey and Sheri Fink For decades, therapists, patient advocates and countless families have worked to elevate mental health care in the political conversation. Their cause recently received a big boost when a new law created a federal mental health “czar” to help overhaul the system and bridge more than more »

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An Invisible Illness is Still an Illness

June 1, 2017

May 22, 2017 | By Kevin Grimm When I was eleven years old, I walked through a plate glass window. There was a lot of blood, and I was rushed to the nearest hospital, panic-stricken, with a wound on my leg and another on my face. My mother was concerned that the rather superficial wound more »

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New CBO Score on AHCA Confirms Devastating Losses to Mental Health System

May 25, 2017 | nami.org Today, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) noted that the newly released Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score confirms devastating losses to mental health care in the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA). “Under the American Health Care Act, it is estimated that 23 million Americans will lose coverage for mental more »

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The Difference Between a Disorder and a Feeling

May 1, 2017

April 24, 2017 | By Laura Greenstein Most people have experienced anxiety at some point. Running late for an important meeting, getting ready before a date, speaking publicly for the first time—anxiety is within the scope of the human experience. In fact, it’s a perfectly normal reaction to stressful situations. This fact is both positive more »

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