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January 6, 2020
Governor Tom Wolf announced a focused multi-agency effort and anti-stigma campaign, ‘Reach Out PA: Your Mental Health Matters,’ aimed at expanding resources and the state’s comprehensive support of mental health and related health care priorities in Pennsylvania. The governor announced several initiatives and reviews the administration will undertake for commonwealth agencies to bolster the effort. Further, over the coming weeks, agencies will announce additional initiatives. The governor was joined by mental health advocates, social workers, educators, military Read More

    Even with insurance, it’s getting harder to access mental health care — especially for youth. That’s according to a recent report by actuarial firm Milliman, which analyzed trends in commercial health plan data for over 35 million adults and their dependents and offers state-by-state comparisons. Despite the increased national focus on mental health and the need for parity, the report finds that consumers continue to rely on out-of-network mental health providers at far greater rates than physical health providers, a Read More

    Dec 18 2019

    NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness and their families, today announced the appointment of Daniel H. Gillison, Jr. as Chief Executive Officer effective January 21, 2020.

    “On behalf of the NAMI Board of Directors, we welcome Mr. Gillison, the incoming CEO for our organization who, with the mission-driven commitment and dedication of NAMI staff, will take NAMI Read More

    On Nov. 1, HealthCare.gov started its annual enrollment period for health insurance. If you don’t have health care insurance or you just need to renew your plan, make time to review your health plan options before open enrollment ends on Dec. 15.

    Some health plans may deny coverage for pre-existing conditions or don’t cover mental health care, but there is a way to play it safe and make sure you have mental health coverage Read More

    One call can save a life. But, when a person is in a mental health crisis and has to look-up or remember a 10-digit number, precious minutes can be lost.

    We need a readily accessible crisis response system as an essential component of our nation’s strategy for mental health intervention and suicide prevention.

    The National Suicide Hotline Designation Act, Read More

    On May 29, the Wolf Administration announced the creation of a statewide Suicide Prevention Task Force. The goal of this task force is to bring together state agencies with differing responsibilities and constituencies to inform a comprehensive, statewide suicide prevention plan.

    Suicide does not discriminate, and all ages, genders, regions, and socioeconomic statuses may be affected. Because of this, the task force is seeking public input on their ideas for suicide prevention, education around mental health and suicide, Read More

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