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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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July Is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

July 6, 2018

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. more »

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BBRF eNews

June 29, 2018

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, more »

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