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NAMI Excited With New Opportunities To Improve Medicaid Mental Health Care

December 11, 2018

Secretary Alex Azar, U.S. Health & Human Services, announced that the Administration will allow states to apply for Medicaid waivers to pay for mental health treatment in inpatient settings known as IMDs, or institutions of mental disease.  Historically, Medicaid has not paid for treatment in these settings for most adults. While this policy was intended to more »

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Storytellers fight the stigma of mental illness

One in five American adults deal with mental illness. In Michigan, according to the CDC, the suicide rate has risen dramatically in the past decade. At 3 p.m., Nov. 11, a Lansing performance at Wharton Center’s Pasant will bring attention to these issues and fight the stigma that surrounds mental health and illness. They are more »

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The Top Five Things To Know About Buying Health Insurance

Did you know it’s time to sign up for health coverage for 2019? If you need health insurance, you can enroll at HealthCare.Gov. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is still the law and ensures that health coverage is available for those who need it. Here are the top things you need to know: Comprehensive coverage more »

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Facing Discrimination While Advocating

I take my mental health advocacy very seriously. I know firsthand how important progress towards acceptance is. Unfortunately, I also know how it feels to be discriminated against both for my mental illness and as an advocate: miserable, threatened, defeated, paranoid, or that I shouldn’t be advocating at all. Just a series of nasty remarks more »

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