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Mental Health Care for Veterans: Public Policy Updates

April 16, 2018

Hello, advocates! Over the next few weeks, we will continue to highlight the NAMI public policy guidelines and how Mississippi is making progress in these areas. The complete public policy can be seen here. This week, we’re discussing objective #2: address the mental health needs of veterans.  1) NAMI and the Veterans Health Administration signed a Memorandum of Understanding … read more»

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NAMI Public Policy Updates

April 11, 2018

Hello, advocates! NAMI Mississippi is beginning to highlight the areas of our public policy; the complete policy can be seen here. This week, we’re discussing objective #1: Expand access to quality mental health care. Mississippi has been working on this goal lately, both in the legislative session and via other means. We’ve already highlighted the various bills … read more»

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Focus on Substance Abuse and Mental Health

April 2, 2018

April marks the recognition of National Alcohol Awareness Month. In honor of this month, we’d like to give some quick statistics about the co-occurrence of substance abuse disorders and mental illness: Among the 20.2 million adults in the U.S. who experienced a substance use disorder, 50.5%—10.2 million adults—had a co-occurring mental illness, according to SAMHSA’s 2014 … read more»

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Self-Help Techniques For Coping With Mental Illness

March 30, 2018

By Emmie Pombo | Mar. 09, 2018 Living with mental illness is not easy. It’s a consistent problem without a clear solution. While treatments like medication and psychotherapy are incredibly helpful, sometimes people experiencing mental health conditions need to do more day-in and day-out to feel good or even just okay. Some common self-help suggestions … read more»

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