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Now Available for Replay: ‘Ask the Expert Webinar: Failing Another Test in Addressing Mental Health Disparities’

July 22, 2020

NAMI’s Ask the Expert Webinar: Failing Another Test in Addressing Mental Health Disparities is available for replay at www.nami.org/asktheexpert. Recent events have revealed a lack of awareness and understanding of how social and environmental factors, like structural racism, create disparities in mental health care, especially for communities of color. During this webinar, Dr. Altha Stewart more »

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Virtual Support Group Meetings

While in-person NAMI support group meetings are cancelled, groups are meeting virtually by remote connection. NAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups offer respect, understanding, encouragement and hope for those living in recovery. NAMI Family Support Groups are for families, caregivers and loved ones of those who live with mental health challenges. NAMI Georgia Support Groups NAMI more »

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Call the NAMI Georgia Resource HelpLine

NAMI Georgia offers a non-crisis HelpLine that can provide information about resources for persons with mental illnesses and their family members in Georgia. We can provide information on NAMI programs, community services, education, support groups, and peer support. Our operators are not trained to provide counseling, nor emergency services for those in crisis. We are not a suicide hotline. If you are more »

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Parity Needed In Insurance Coverage For Depression, Anxiety As Pandemic Affects Mental Health

July 16, 2020

June 12, 2020 By Ellen Eldridge GPB News https://www.gpbnews.org/post/parity-needed-insurance-coverage-depression-anxiety-pandemic-affects-mental-health The Carter Center says now is the time to look closely at how insurance companies cover mental health treatment. The 2008 Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act requires insurers to cover illnesses of the brain in the same way as more »

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How law enforcement is trained to address mental health situations

Jul 3, 2020 Gainesville Times https://www.gainesvilletimes.com/news/badge-bar/how-law-enforcement-are-trained-address-mental-health-situations/ When law enforcement is called to a situation, it often can be tense. When that situation involves someone with trauma in his or her background or with mental illness, it can be especially difficult for all involved. “It’s not always a diagnosable mental illness that causes problems, but it more »

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Discrimination and Racism in the History of Mental Health Care

July 6, 2020 By Kylie M. Smith, Ph.D. NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/July-2020/Discrimination-and-Racism-in-the-History-of-Mental-Health-Care People with mental illness have always been discriminated against. They have been denied full participation in society and labeled as dangerous and criminal. Many have been locked in institutions that acted more like prisons designed to punish than hospitals designed to treat. In the 1960s, more »

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This Minority Mental Health Month, NAMI is Raising Awareness About Mental Health in Underrepresented Communities

July 1, 2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Press-Media/Press-Releases/2020/This-Minority-Mental-Health-Month-NAMI-is-Raising-Awareness-About-Mental-Health-in-Underrepresent Arlington, VA — NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, has the goal of raising awareness about mental health care in underrepresented communities. Our culture, beliefs, sexual identity, values, race and language all affect how we perceive and experience mental health conditions. In fact, cultural differences can influence what treatments, coping mechanisms and more »

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Minority Mental Health: Bridging the Gap

July 3, 2020

Minorities have less access to mental health services than Caucasians, are less likely to receive needed care, and are more likely to receive inferior quality of care when they are treated. Inequities in mental health care delivery and access experienced by minority populations in the United States must be acknowledged and resolved. Reasons for the more »

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