Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008

This act requires insurance providers offering coverage for mental health or substance use to be comparable to general medical coverage. Co-pays, deductibles, etc. for mental health or substance abuse disorders must not be more restrictive than requirements or benefits of other medical care.  Read a summary of the legislation here. Read the final rule documentContinue reading “Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008”

Say Something Anonymous Report

Say Something is a 24/7 anonymous reporting system that allows you to “submit secure & anonymous safety concerns to help identify and intervene upon at-risk individuals BEFORE they hurt themselves or others. You can do this by reporting observed threats, behaviors, actions and harassment” (Suicidal behaviors, conversations of gun violence, etc.). A crisis center willContinue reading “Say Something Anonymous Report”

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. They utilize four core strategies: (1) funding for research, (2) educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention, (3) advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide preventionContinue reading “The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)”

Active Minds

Active Minds is a nonprofit organization that works to continue and expand the conversation about mental health and remove the stigma associated with mental health issues. Visit their website here.