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NAMI Applauds FCC Leadership On 9-8-8 Crisis Number

December 11, 2019

12/11/2019 NAMI 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 more »

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Affordable treatment for mental illness and substance abuse gets harder to find

December 9, 2019

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 more »

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One in Seven Children Develop a Mental Illness, Claims New Research

December 1, 2019

Wednesday 20 November 2019 17:04 By Joanna Whitehead Independent 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 more »

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The State of Mental Health in America

September 10, 2017

Mental Health Facts, Stats, and Data 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 more »

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