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November 8, 2019

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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Mental health care: It’s the haves vs. the have-nots in Mississippi

October 16, 2019

Oct. 14, 2019 By Shirley L. Smith, Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting Clarion Ledger Mississippi’s poorly constructed mental health system gives mental health providers insufficient funds to provide court-ordered, community-based services, and a poorly conceived Medicaid system cuts into their revenue stream, said Richard Duggin, chief executive officer of Region 7 Community Counseling Services center in West […]

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Mississippi mental health care: ‘The system failed Bobby’

September 30, 2019 By Billy Watkins, Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting Mississippi Today Some of the details are sketchy, clouded by time and his battles with a bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Others remain painfully clear. On April 18, 2008, Bobby Thomas was arrested and spent four days in the Franklin County jail. Thomas says he was not […]

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