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July 2017 News Listing

There’s More Proof That Ketamine Works for Depression

For decades, scientists have searched for a new type of antidepressant, one that works differently from the 20-plus drugs already on the market. Finding a new option is crucial, since a third of people don’t respond to available depression treatments. They haven’t had much luck — except for the discovery that IV infusions of ketamine more

Settlement reached on Kaiser Permanente’s mental health access

Under a new agreement, Kaiser Permanente agrees to make corrections in six areas related to access to mental health services. California insurance regulators announced this week that they have reached a settlement with Kaiser Permanente to address its repeated failures to provide patients with timely access to mental health services. Under the agreement — the more

Mental Illness Is Far More Common Than We Knew

New research suggests that nearly everyone will develop a psychological disorder at some point in their lives—but for most, it’s temporary. Most of us know at least one person who has struggled with a bout of debilitating mental illness. Despite their familiarity, however, these kinds of episodes are typically considered unusual, and even shameful. New more

This bill hurts: Mental Health Care Coverage at Risk

Dear Members & Friends: Please share this important message with family and friends who live in states that are supporting the Repeal and Replace to notify their Senators; too many people are at risk of losing the availability of coverage!  NAMI IS NONPARTISAN.  We support policies that help people with mental health conditions and their more

San Jose union lobbies feds to boost police mental illness response

In a year when 6 of 7 police shootings involved the mentally ill, San Jose officers join national coalition seeking federal funding to improve outcomes. SAN JOSE — Amid a string of high-profile police shootings involving mentally ill people, San Jose officers have joined a national effort to secure federal funding and resources to better more

The mental health email shared ’round the world

This week, an utterly human response from a chief executive to his employee who was taking time off to cope with mental-health issues took the Internet by storm. It prompted thousands of retweets, garnered dozens of headlines and even inspired a call-out from Sheryl Sandberg: “We need more leaders who encourage employees to bring their whole selves to work,” wrote the Facebook more

Virginia Gov. Okays Tonight’s Execution of Prisoner With Severe Mental Illness Despite Pleas: But Claims To Be Mental Health Advocate

 Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe should be embarrassed to show his face at a State of Mental Health Care: Challenges and Solutions forum being held by the Hill newspaper Tuesday, July 18, at The Newseum. It is disingenuous to have McAuliffe on the same platform with mental health advocates after his decision this afternoon to not intervene more

Playing Politics with Mental Illness Pseudo-diagnoses of mental illness are not merely inappropriate, but harmful

We are currently experiencing one of the more politically polarized eras in American history. President Trump’s detractors have accused him of being unfit for office because he is racist, sexist, xenophobic, fascist, a Russian collaborator, and mentally ill. Within weeks of the inauguration, calls for his impeachment had begun. In contrast, the President’s most ardent more