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How Families Can Work Together

November 8, 2019

Nov. 04, 2019 By Izzy Gonçalves NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/November-2019/How-Families-Can-Work-Together 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 https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Applauds-HHS-for-Removing-Barriers-to-Treatment-for-People-with-Serious-Mental-Illness 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 https://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/politics/2019/10/14/mental-health-system-care-mississippi-funding-fragmented-community-centers/3931991002/ 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 https://mississippitoday.org/2019/09/30/mississippi-mental-health-care-the-system-failed-bobby/ 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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