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Patrick Kennedy – Fighting for Mental Health Parity

October 10, 2018

One of the younger members of the storied Kennedy family, former congressman Patrick Kennedy, has become an advocate for mental health and addiction treatment after going public in the late 2000’s with his own struggles with substance use and bipolar disorder. In 2017, Kennedy served on the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the more »

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Disaster Victims at Risk for Mental Health Issues

As thousands work to pick up the pieces following Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas, and natural gas explosions and fires in Massachusetts, experts say the effects on victim’s mental health may be just beginning. On September 13th, dozens of homes caught fire or exploded across three towns in Massachusetts, killing one person and injuring nearly more »

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Addressing Male Suicide

Anthony Bourdain, celebrated TV chef and world traveler, took his life earlier this year, just weeks before his 62nd birthday. To some, Bourdain was the image of success and satisfaction. He visited exotic locations, enjoyed rare and delicious foods, kept celebrity friends and spoke his mind with a refreshing frankness. But underneath the surface, things more »

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NAMI And Others File Lawsuit Against The Short-Term, Limited Duration Plan Final Rule

In partnership with the Association for Community Affiliated Plans and other organizations, NAMI filed suit today to invalidate the federal short-term, limited duration (STLD) insurance plan rule issued last month by three federal agencies. The legal challenge seeks a temporary injunction against the recently issued STLD rule, which would expand the availability of plans that more »

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MIAW happenings across the state!

October 5, 2018

Appalachian South Informational materials available at Franklin & Sylva libraries Family-to-Family kickoff Participation in “Coming Together Recovery Rally” & Health Fair WNC NAMI on Campus hosting several events. Contact Ann Nandrea for more information Alamance, Caswell, Rockingham NAMI Alamance, Caswell, Rockingham has donated $300 to May Memorial Library in Burlington and $300 to the Reidsville more »

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