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New Circle of Care Guidebook Assists Caregivers

July 27, 2018

NAMI partnered with the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) to create the Circle of Care guidebook This new toolkit provides resources and information to help friends, family and neighbors who care for an adult with a mental health condition. The guidebook is made up of fact sheets to assist caregivers with finding help for the more »

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Gene Variation Accounts for Why Antipsychotics Reduce Cognitive Symptoms in Some Patients

July 20, 2018

eNews from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation Antipsychotic medications are a cornerstone of treatment for schizophrenia and related disorders. They prevent hallucinations and delusions for most people, and for some, they also help reduce the cognitive impairments associated with these illnesses, such as problems with memory and attention. Now, researchers have identified a genetic more »

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What is the IMD Exclusion that everyone is talking about?

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 more »

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A Letter from Our President, Ellen Ritz RN

July 13, 2018

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 more »

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