Jan 28, 2021
Arlington, Va. — The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) applauds President Biden’s Executive Order today that will reverse harmful policies that have undermined efforts to promote health care access for millions of people living with mental illness. Specifically, today’s Executive Order will open a Special Enrollment Period for Americans to sign up for health coverage and roll back attacks on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicaid.
Access to coverage and care is essential for people to successfully manage their mental health condition and get on a path of recovery.more » Read More
The survey is to help find the needs of people who are getting, or trying to get mental health and or substance abuse treatment during this pandemic, in order to better meet peoples needs during the rest of this pandemic, and of course possibly beyond.
In response to a discussion during the most recent Mental Health Planning Council (MHPC) meeting which identified the need for real-time information regarding the impact COVID-19 has had on behavioral health services and persons-in-recovery in Pennsylvania,more » Read More
On Inauguration Day, NAMI Calls for Addressing Mental Health: the Silent Epidemic within the Pandemic
Arlington, Va. — As the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) congratulates President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on their inauguration today. NAMI looks forward to working with the new administration to build better lives for the millions of people in our country who are affected by mental illness.
More people than ever are experiencing anxiety and depression for the first time because of the challenges related to COVID-19,more » Read More
It is the result of the emotional overload tied to a once-in-a-lifetime convergence of a worldwide health crisis on top of social, economic, racial and political unrest that has exhausted American psyches, mental health experts say.
“We have uncertainty to the max,” Temple University psychologist Frank Farley said.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released the following statement from CEO Daniel H. Gillison Jr., regarding the violent takeover of the U.S. Capitol building:
“The images of mobs storming the seat of our nation’s government are deeply troubling, scary and may negatively impact the mental health of many Americans from all backgrounds. An attack on our democracy affects us all, no matter our political views. We call upon an end to the violence on Capitol Hill.more » Read More
In an effort to streamline the flow of information between the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) and Providers, Provider Associations and Consumer/Family/Advocate representatives, OMHSAS will hold monthly webinars throughout 2021.
Starting in January 2021, the webinars for Providers, Provider Associations and Consumer/Family/Advocates will take place on the third Tuesday of each month from 3:00-4:00pm, beginning on Tuesday, 1/19/21. A separate webinar will be held with Counties and County Affiliates and we ask stakeholders to join in only one monthly meeting,more » Read More