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”

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.

Child Mind Institute

Child Mind Institute is a nonprofit organization “dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders.” They are committed to: providing children with the highest standards of care, advancing the science of the developing brain and empowering parents, professionals and policymakers to support children when and where theyContinue reading “Child Mind Institute”

National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI advocates for a variety of policies that promote health and wellbeing for individuals living with mental illness. The organization fights to establish availability and access to the best care possible, diversion away from the criminal justice system, successful involvement in the community and effective interventions that help instead of worsen mental illness.  Visit theirContinue reading “National Alliance on Mental Illness”