September 2020 News Listing

Gigi Crowder talks mental health in the time of COVID-19 and racial injustice.

All of Gigi Crowder’s professional life prepared her to meet the the mental health challenges Americans face right now, with the coronavirus pandemic causing high levels of anxiety and depression and the killings of Black people raising despair about racial injustice and police brutality. Crowder is the executive director of the Contra Costa chapter of more

Addiction, PTSD treatments could be more accessible for Californians under new law.

Some Californians may have an easier time accessing treatment for mental health conditions like anxiety, PTSD and addiction under a bill Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law Friday. The measure, Senate Bill 855, requires insurance companies to cover all mental health and addiction treatment deemed “medically necessary” by a doctor. Federal law already broadly requires more

NAMI Celebrates Major Step Forward in “9-8-8” Mental Health Crisis Response.

Arlington, VA – Yesterday, Congress passed S. 2661, the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act of 2020, which will head to the President’s desk to be signed into law. “The need for 9-8-8 is urgent. Without appropriate care, people with mental illness end up on our streets, in jails and in emergency departments—and dying in tragic encounters more