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Work Requirements For Medicaid Hurt, Not Help

February 2, 2018

Jan 19, 2018 | nami.org Across the country, more than 10 million people with mental illness rely on Medicaid, including many who live with severe conditions. Medicaid helps address the nation’s mental health care crisis by paying for services that people need, such as medications, case management, therapy, peer supports, crises and hospital care. Recently, more »

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Motherhood And Your Mental Health

Jan. 26, 2018 | By Meredith Vaughn As soon as her baby was born, Anna felt a change. Something wasn’t right. She feared for her baby’s safety to an extreme degree. She would sit awake, staring at her baby through the night, terrified something would go wrong, and her daughter would die. After feeding, Anna more »

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Colorado pairing police officers with mental health experts

January 31, 2018

CHRISTOPHER N. OSHER, The Denver Post via AP  | January 6, 2018 DENVER — Colorado is pushing for new approaches to how police officers handle cases involving mental illness and drug addiction, encouraging them to steer low-level offenders toward treatment rather than jail and giving them assistance in dealing with potentially dangerous situations. In one tactic, more »

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Linking mental health and gun violence is flawed, experts say

Carley Porter |  Ron Bruno | Scott Walmer | January 24, 2018 Americans experienced the two worst domestic mass shootings of civilians in its history within a period of 14 months, fueling a societal stereotype over guns and mental health that experts say has many flaws. In June 2016 at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, a more »

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