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The Fight Is Not Over

August 2, 2017

July 20, 2017 | NAMI.ORG Wondering what is happening with health reform? Every day–and sometimes multiple times a day–the news changes. But what doesn’t change is NAMI’s simple test for health reform: Will Americans have more mental health coverage and better care? To date, the answer has been no. Whether it’s the revised Senate bill, more »

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Challenging Multicultural Disparities In Mental Health

July 10, 2017 | By Elena Schatell As the racial demographic of the U.S. continues to shift, the mental health field faces the challenge of creating equal, culturally sensitive services for all. Many people are unable to attain their highest level of mental wellness for several reasons, and the culture of mental health is just more »

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STePs Toward Shortening ED Wait Times for Mental Health Patients

July 20, 2017 | By Taylor Knopf About 40 percent of North Carolinians live in one of the state’s 80 rural counties, many of which lack ready access to health care. But in recent years, more and more North Carolinians are receiving care with telemedicine. However, there remain a lot of gaps in state policy more »

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NAMI and Advocacy: Staying United in the Face of Challenging Times

June 30, 2017

June 16, 2017 | By Mary Giliberti, J.D. As I’ve been thinking about the upcoming NAMI National Convention, I wanted to share some reflections with all of you on advocacy—recognizing that not everyone will be able to attend at the end of June. Advocacy has always been at the core of NAMI’s mission. It was more »

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Mental Health Problems Rising Among College Students

June 2017 | By Susan Donaldson James Amy Ebeling struggled with anxiety and depression throughout college, as her moods swung from high to low, but she resisted help until all came crashing down senior year. “At my high points I was working several jobs and internships — I could take on the world,” said Ebeling, more »

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