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May 2017 News Listing

Trump’s Pick for Mental Health ‘Czar’ Highlights Rift

For decades, therapists, patient advocates and countless families have worked to elevate mental health care in the political conversation. Their cause recently received a big boost when a new law created a federal mental health “czar” to help overhaul the system and bridge more than 100 federal agencies concerned with mental health. But the White more

Robin Wiliams’ Daughter Says Her Dad Helped Her Understand Mental Illness

“I think I’m an accidental advocate in a lot of ways.” Zelda Williams, the daughter of late comedian Robin Williams, refers to herself as an accidental advocate for mental health. After the suicide of her father in August of 2014, the 27-year-old writer, director, and actress took a short break from social media, but has since more

Suicide online: Facebook aims to save lives with new actions

The alarming video of a Georgia teenager livestreaming her own suicide attempt stayed up long enough on Facebook Live for sheriff’s deputies to find and save her—a repeat phenomenon that has prompted mental health experts and Facebook’s CEO to further investigate how they can use social media as a possible platform to help save lives. more

Who Wins and Who Loses in the Latest G.O.P. Health Care Bill

The American Health Care Act, which narrowly won passage in the House on Thursday, could transform the nation’s health insurance system and create a new slate of winners and losers. While the Senate will probably demand changes, this bill, if it becomes law in its current form, will repeal and replace large portions of the more

NAMI Deeply Disappointed in House Passage of American Health Care Act (AHCA)

ARLINGTON, Va., May 4, 2017 – NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is deeply disappointed that the U.S. House passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) today by a narrow 217-213 vote. The AHCA will result in an estimated 24 million Americans losing insurance coverage for mental health care at a time when our nation more