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CEO Mary Giliberti Reflects On The Growth Of The Mental Health Movement In 2018

February 26, 2019

2/4/2019 In a video to NAMI members, CEO Mary Giliberti discusses the many successes over the past year, including the increase in NAMI brand awareness, significant legislative accomplishments, calls for research and new support programs and services. Giliberti attributes the increase in brand awareness to the growing number of celebrity ambassadors who have supported the […]

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ADVOCACY ALERT – Action Needed: HB 329 and 334, SB 2524

ADVOCACY ALERT – Action Needed:   We strongly urge NAMI Mississippi members and others to support and contact their legislators on (1) HB 329 and 334 which would create and fund statewide mental health courts and (2) SB 2524 which would include psychiatry students in the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Residency Program.   Both bills […]

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ADVOCACY ALERT – Action Needed: Urge Your Senators to Protect Medicare Access to Mental Health Medications

February 15, 2019

Medicare Part D provides drug coverage for 43 million seniors and adults with disabilities, including many people with mental health conditions. Currently, Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans must include “all or substantially all” of the medications in six protected classes, which include antidepressants and antipsychotics. These six protected classes were created to ensure […]

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Currie’s mental health bill lives again

February 13, 2019

A bill that would establish mental health courts throughout the state made it out of committee Thursday, setting it up for a vote on the House floor next week. A bill that would commit $1.8 million to fund the court system remains in the Appropriations committee. Rep. Becky Currie, R-Brookhaven, has pushed for the creation […]

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NAMI Mississippi to host youth mental health training in Oxford

By Chris Kwiecinski Oxford residents interested in learning how to treat youth mental health patients can get a three-year certification in mid-February. The National Alliance on Mental Illness chapter of Mississippi is hosting a Youth Mental Health First Aid Training on February 12 at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, according to a release. The course […]

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