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December 18, 2017

Screening of Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety

Adults and children 10 and older are invited to come together and take part in a conversation about anxiety in youth after a screening of the film, Angst on Monday, January 8, from 6:30-8:30pm at the J’s Staenberg Family Complex.

Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety is a candid film about kids and anxiety. It documents the causes and effects of anxiety, as well as the proactive steps people can take to manage it. The film includes Read More

    12/20/2017 | NAMI

    “Having a stable place to live is the most important part of my recovery and stabilizing my mental health. It has allowed me to gain strength and knowledge on my disorder and get it under control knowing that my basic needs were met and stable too. Having housing has allowed me to be a productive volunteer as well as an employee.”

    —Stacey, Colorado

    Having a safe and stable place to call home is a critical component of recovery Read More

    12/13/2017 | NAMI

    Today is the one-year anniversary of when the 21st Century Cures Act was signed into law. It’s the perfect time to celebrate the power of NAMI’s collective advocacy. Real change happens for our cause when we work together at the local, state and national level.

    Here are just a few highlights of changes made since you helped mental health reform become law:

    Elinore McCance-Katz, M.D., Ph.D. was appointed the first Assistant Secretary of Mental Health and Substance Read More

    Britni de la Cretaz | 12/28/17

    A study found that black children made nearly 50% fewer visits to a mental health professional than their white counterparts, despite similar rates of struggle.

    When children don’t get the mental health care they need, it affects them for life. And, in the case of children in high needs-low resource schools, this is especially true. In the absence of the ability to provide mental health care, the solutions schools tend to fall back on are punitive. Read More

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    Alex Crotty was just 11 when things started feeling wrong.

    It wasn’t just a matter of being unhappy. She always felt empty and miserable — never content or connected to other children. For years, she suffered alone, filled with shame. She switched schools, but that didn’t help.

    Alex Crotty was just 11 when things started feeling wrong.

    It wasn’t just a matter of being unhappy. She always felt empty and miserable — never content Read More

    Mental Health Deserves Equal Treatment

    November 11, 2017 | nami.org

    The data is in: the inequities for people seeking mental health care are real.

    On November 30, NAMI released its third nationwide parity report, The Doctor is Out. The report found that, despite the federal parity law, people lack the same access to mental health providers as they have for other medical providers.

    “Treatment is very expensive, mostly out-of-network, and at least in the area we are in, there is a shortage of psychiatrists.” Cami

    More than Read More

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