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March 26, 2017

March Collaborative Meeting
At the March NAMI Georgia Board Meeting, Mental Health America of Georgia and Andy Lord, lobbyist, joined the meeting for a discussion on the importance of creating a Gold Standard for Mental Health in Georgia. Stay tuned!

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    Your advocacy has worked! The AHCA legislation to cut mental health provisions and funding from Medicaid was pulled from consideration today.

    This is a huge victory for advocates who raised their voices in opposition, through letters and calls and visits. NAMI members stepped up to the plate to protect mental health coverage, and for that we say thank you and well done!

    We don’t yet know what the Administration or Congress’ next steps will be. For now, celebrate – what counts is we have Read More

    On Monday evening, House Republicans released large scale amendments to the AHCA that include more restrictions on Medicaid expansion as well as block grant and work requirement options for state Medicaid programs. As of this writing, the House has yet to set a timeline to consider and vote on the measure.

    MEDICAID AMENDMENTS SUBMITTED ON AHCA

    Among the many proposed amendments to the American Health Care Act this week, the following are of most importance:

    Medicaid Expansion – Prevents states that have not expanded Read More

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    Conversations continued this week on Capitol Hill as congressional leaders and White House officials worked to solidify support for the American Health Care Act, legislation that would gut federal investment in Medicaid and devastate Americans’ mental health coverage and care.

    On Monday evening, House Republicans released large scale amendments that include more restrictions on Medicaid expansion as well as block grant and work requirement options for state Medicaid programs. As of this writing, the House has yet to set a timeline Read More

    NAMI Cobb will host a NAMI Peer to Peer Course beginning April 5th. One of NAMI’s Signature Programs, Peer-to-Peer is an experiential learning program for people with any serious mental illness who are interested in establishing and maintaining wellness and recovery.  The class is taught by NAMI Mentors who are personally experienced with living with a mental illness.

    The class will meet Wednesdays April 5-June 7, 2017, from 6:30pm to 9pm.

    For more information and to register, contact Paul Miner at pminer@bellsouth.net Read More

    Rockdale/Newton NAMI representatives had the opportunity to speak to parents about mental illness at Parent Academy on Sat., March 18 at the Rockdale Career Academy. The event, which is held twice a year, gives parents the opportunity to attend short classes on a variety of topics. In between classes they can pick up information on many services in the community at the vendor fair.  Rockdale/Newton members have participated for several years, making sure parents in their community have access to information on Read More

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