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Association Between Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why & Suicide Rates in US

May 6, 2019

We wanted to bring to your attention a recent NIMH-supported study, “Association Between the Release of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why and Suicide Rates in the United States: An Interrupted Times Series Analysis” in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The study concluded there was a correlation between the release of more »

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Art Show Celebrates Self Expression of Mont Co Youth

April 17, 2019

On Wednesday night, April 10th 2019, the Montgomery County – Norristown Public Library Community Room was transformed into an art exhibit promoting Self-Expression for Montgomery County Youth.  The exhibit, hosted by NAMI Montgomery County PA and Montgomery County MYLIFE, exhibited over 100 pieces of art in various mediums including but not limited to drawings, sketches, more »

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Federal Government Shutdown

January 14, 2019

(As of Jan 10, 2019) What’s still running Roughly 75% of the government has already been funded for 2019, so many services are   continuing without interruption. Social Security (including SSI/SSDI disability) People receiving Social Security or SSI/SSDI payments will continue to receive their benefits. These programs are funded and are not be affected by the partial more »

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PA HB 1233 becomes law; Assisted Outpatient Treatment Bill Becomes Law

November 26, 2018

Before the General Assembly adjourned for the upcoming general election, the Legislature passed HB 1233, Representative Tom Murt’s assisted outpatient treatment bill. RCPA and other organizations had been working with members of the General Assembly and the administration on this issue to make it more practical. Despite pleas to the Governor to veto the legislation, more »

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NAMI Excited with New Opportunities to Improve Medicaid Mental Health Care

11/13/2018 Secretary Alex Azar, U.S. Health & Human Services, announced that the Administration will allow states to apply for Medicaid waivers to pay for mental health treatment in inpatient settings known as IMDs, or institutions of mental disease.  Historically, Medicaid has not paid for treatment in these settings for most adults. While this policy was intended more »

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