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NAMI Statement on Family Separations at Border

June 20, 2018

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, was created based on the foundation of family involvement and through our years of experience, we believe that strong family support is vital to a child’s long-term mental health. The forced separation of families is highly stressful and can result in trauma—and these separations can profoundly impact children more »

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Ask Your PA State Senator to VOTE NO to HB 2138

June 14, 2018

A bill moving through the state legislature is targeting individuals and families who rely on Medicaid. If it passes, people could lose coverage. House Bill 2138 calls for work requirements, lockout periods, eligibility determinations, and eligibility bans. Our partners at the Pennsylvania Health Access Network put together this graphic showing how HB 2138 could negatively impact you or your loved one. Work requirements more »

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Mental Health Parity at Risk

NAMI has long fought for mental health parity—covering mental health and addition care at the same level as other health care. But despite the passage of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) in 2008, millions of Americans were still not covered by parity law. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) brought federal parity more »

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NAMI Responds to President’s Comments

February 22, 2018

In recent days, there has been a lot of rhetoric by the President and the NRA about “crazy people” and a desire to return to the days of the “institutions.” These comments reinforce inaccurate and negative stereotypes and create barriers to having real conversations about how to improve the mental health services that lead to more »

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Tips for Managing the Holiday Blues

December 18, 2017

Many people can experience feelings of anxiety or depression during the holiday season. People who already live with a mental health condition should take extra care to tend to their overall health and wellness during this time. Extra stress, unrealistic expectations or even sentimental memories that accompany the season can be a catalyst for the more »

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