This week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to designate 9-8-8 as the 3-digit number for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline.
NAMI applauds Chairman Ajit Pai and the FCC for their leadership on this issue and strongly supports the creation of a national 3-digit number as an essential part of a network of services and supports for people experiencing a mental health crisis.more » Read More
Dec. 1, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. CST
By Jenny Gold
The Washington Post
Eleven years after Congress passed a law mandating that insurers provide equal access for mental and physical health care, Americans are actually finding it harder to obtain affordable treatment for mental illness and substance abuse. The barriers to parity continue despite a bipartisan consensus that more must be done to confront the nation’s devastating opioid epidemic, rising suicide rates and surging rates of teen depression and anxiety.more » Read More
Wednesday 20 November 2019 17:04
By Joanna Whitehead
One in seven children will develop a mental illness, according to new research – more than the number with cancer, diabetes or AIDS combined.
Conditions range from depression and anxiety, to ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) and schizophrenia.
The findings published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry are based on 1.3 million Danish children who were monitored from birth to 18 years of age.more » Read More
Mental Health America is committed to promoting mental health as a critical part of overall wellness. We advocate for prevention services for all, early identification and intervention for those at risk, integrated services, care and treatment for those who need it, and recovery as the goal.
We believe that gathering and providing up-to-date data and information about disparities faced by individuals with mental health problems is a tool for change.
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One in five American adults — a staggering 43.8 million people — experiences mental illness each year, and yet stigma and secrecy continue to surround discussions of mental health, often preventing people from seeking help when they need it. Enter Anxy, a magazine that focuses on mental health through the lenses of design, art, and writing. Currently being funded through a Kickstarter campaign, Anxyaims to promote open discussions about the mental and emotional challenges that people face every day and smash the stigmas that accompany mental disorders.more » Read More