National Alliance on Mental Illness for Queens and Nassau

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July 16, 2018

Please Click Read More to Watch a Video, “End the IMD Exclusion” There is a Medicaid policy that expressly prevents some psychiatric treatment facilities — those with more than 16 beds — from being reimbursed for providing life-saving medical care to people with serious mental illnesses or addictions that are between 22 and 64 years of age? Learn more from this Harvard Blog Post

 

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    Peter Earley’s insightful website, www.peteearley.com, has a new blog post written by NAMI’s New President, please read this and the blog posts she was responding to. Even better read Peter’s About page to learn about his journey and how NAMI makes a difference, sometimes small, sometimes huge.

    NAMI President Responds To Parents’ Blogs About Serious Mental Illnesses: Every System Failed Our Son http://www.peteearley.com/2018/07/16/nami-president-responds-to-parents-blogs-about-serious-mental-illnesses/ Read More

    Why are we Jeopardizing our Nation’s Mental Health?

    At a time when our nation is dealing with a growing mental health crisis, typified by the recent suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bordain, states across the nation are choosing to allow insurance companies to cut or deny access to desperately needed treatment for mental health conditions.

    Almost 10 years ago, our Nation made great strides in achieving parity between how insurance companies reimbursed individuals seeking treatment for mental illness, at levels on Read More

    Mental health conditions do not discriminate based on race, color, gender or identity.

    By Brooke Valenti, Patch Contributor | Jul 3, 2018 1:40 pm ET

    July Is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. As the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) points out, mental health conditions do not discriminate based on race, color, gender or identity. Anyone can experience the challenges of mental illness regardless of their background. However, background and identity can make access to mental health treatment Read More

    Schizophrenia-Linked Genes Leave Developing Brains Vulnerable During Complicated Pregnancies

    Genetics play an important role in shaping an individual’s risk of schizophrenia, but environmental factors—especially those encountered before birth—may be just as important. New research reported May 28 in the journal Nature Medicine reveals how genetic variants that, on their own, increase schizophrenia risk only slightly, can leave a child’s developing brain more vulnerable to stresses during the mother’s pregnancy, under certain environmental circumstances.

    The study was led by Scientific Council member Daniel Read More

    Socialization Kickoff Barbecue

    Sunday, July 29 from 1-4 PM at Christopher Morley Park.

    Join us for basketball, arts & crafts, miniature golf, touch football, volleyball, chess & more!

    Food and beverages provided. 100 person limit, first come first served! Reserve your spot today to come celebrate with us!

    Want to get involved? Join us at Zucker Hillside Sloman Auditorium on July 16th at 7pm for our Read More

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