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Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA) Update

July 15, 2017

What are key changes in the BCRA? Allows insurance companies to offer bare-bones plans with no mental health coverage, as long as they offer a single plan that covers mental health and substance use services. This is a giant step away from parity, or fair coverage of mental health conditions. Provides $45 billion in short-term grant funding to more »

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NAMI Broward Awarded Justice Leadership Award

June 27, 2017

CELEBRATING THE BROWARD COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH COURT’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY This year’s Anniversary will honor the Broward County Public Defender, Mr. Howard Finkelstein; the Honorable Dale Ross; the Broward Sheriff’s Office; the Broward Behavioral Health Coalition; the United Way of Broward County; Henderson Behavioral Health; the Broward County Crime Commission; the Mental Health Association of Southeast more »

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New surgical treatment for mental illness: Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

June 9, 2017

The National Geographic Channel’s longest running documentary series, Explorer, featured several segments in their most recent episode about new treatments for mental illness and the mission to explore the most complex human organ – the brain. NIMH Director, Dr. Josh Gordon, is featured on the program and discusses current brain disorder research…and the need to more »

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New CBO Score on AHCA Confirms Devastating Losses to Mental Health System

June 3, 2017

ARLINGTON, Va., May 25, 2017 – Today, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) noted that the newly released Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score confirms devastating losses to mental health care in the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA). “Under the American Health Care Act, it is estimated that 23 million Americans will lose coverage more »

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People struggling with a mental health disorder also deal with substance abuse

May 20, 2017

Drug Rehab has issued a new report – Co-Occurring Disorders, and its a must read.   This is a research-based guide designed for anyone struggling with addiction along with a mental health disorder. More than 30% of Americans struggling with a mental health disorder also deal with substance abuse. The naturally-occurring combination warrants unique treatment of the more »

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