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NAMI Four Rivers (MS) Affiliate Meeting on Thursday, November 21

November 17, 2019

Greetings to our Four Rivers community once again. It’s time to announce plans for our 4th Quarter 2019 affiliate meeting in McComb. Our meeting will be held at the McComb Public Library on November 21 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. Everyone is welcome and there is no charge to attend. We will take a […]

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Mississippi forfeits $1M daily in Medicaid funds. How does it affect the mentally ill?

November 8, 2019

Nov. 7, 2019 3:25 a.m. CT By Shirley L. Smith, Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting Clarion Ledger By resisting Medicaid expansion, Mississippi is forfeiting more than $1 million a day that could help thousands of uninsured people with untreated mental illnesses and health care providers drowning in uncompensated costs, said state Sen. Hob Bryan, […]

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Why mental health care deserts persist for U.S. children

Nov 6, 2019 1:04 PM EST By Laura Santhanam PBS Despite an uptick in the number of child psychiatrists nationwide, one out of five U.S. children live in a county with no such provider, according to a study published this week in the journal Pediatrics, which also found that those specialists are largely concentrated in […]

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How Families Can Work Together

Nov. 04, 2019 By Izzy Gonçalves NAMI Over 15 years, my spouse and I struggled with her severe bipolar I disorder. We went through weeks-long psychiatric hospitalizations, disrupted relationships and stalled personal and professional goals. Eventually, I took grudging ownership of her treatment. We resented each other, and we didn’t work together. I now know […]

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NAMI Applauds HHS For Removing Barriers To Treatment For People With Serious Mental Illness

11/6/2019 NAMI Today, the federal government announced the approval of the first-of-its-kind Medicaid demonstration project that aims to broaden treatment services available to Medicaid beneficiaries with serious mental illness and serious emotional disturbance in the District of Columbia.

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