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Improving Health NAMI: National Alliance On Mental Illness

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Veterans’ health care is a national responsibility. Ensuring America’s veterans have timely access to high-quality mental health care is imperative to reduce the high rate of suicide among veterans and improve quality of life after service. More

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What To Do If You're Denied Care By Your Insurance NAMI

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Most health plans are required to follow federal and state mental health parity laws. Below are signs that you may have grounds to appeal a decision by your health plan under parity law. Higher costs or fewer visits for mental health services than for other kinds of health care.


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Understanding Health Insurance NAMI: National Alliance

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Health insurance helps pay for mental health care needs including checkups, visits to specialists, emergency care and hospital stays. In most cases insurance will keep a person from paying the full cost of medical services.

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Maintaining A Healthy Relationship NAMI: National

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Health Care Professionals expand. Public Safety Professionals expand. Stories from Your Peers expand. Know the warning signs. Learn the common signs of mental illness in adults and adolescents. Learn More. Mental health conditions. Learn more about common mental health conditions that affect millions.

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Physical & Mental Health Integration NAMI: National

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NAMI believes that all people with mental health conditions deserve accessible, affordable, and comprehensive health care. NAMI supports coordinated care models that integrate physical and mental health

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Affordable Care Act Coverage Expansions & Consumer

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NAMI believes that all people with mental health conditions deserve accessible, affordable, and comprehensive health care. NAMI opposes public policies and laws that undermine or eliminate coverage expansions or consumer protections established by the …


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Types Of Mental Health Professionals NAMI: National

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Health care professional job titles and specialties can vary by state. The descriptions below give an overview of what to look for and what credentials to expect from a mental health professional. Finding the right professional is easier when you understand the different areas of expertise and training.

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Mental Health Medications NAMI: National Alliance On

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Your health care provider may ask you for a blood sample to check your cholesterol, blood sugar, and hemoglobin A1c (a measure of blood sugar over time) while you take this medication. Information on healthy eating and adding exercise to decrease your chances of developing metabolic syndrome may be found at the following sites:

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Engagement: A New Standard For Mental Health Care

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The facts say it all: many people who seek mental health care drop out. 70% that drop out do so after their first or second visit. 1 The first moments of interaction between a service provider and a person seeking care for a mental health condition can set the tone and course of treatment.

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Individuals With Mental Illness NAMI: National Alliance

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If you have a mental health condition, you're not alone. One in 5 American adults experiences some form of mental illness in any given year. And across the population, 1 in every 2 0 adults is living with a serious mental health condition such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or long-term recurring major depression. As with other serious illnesses, mental illness is not your fault or that of

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Finding A Mental Health Professional NAMI: National

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The most important step in treating a mental health condition sometimes feels like a challenging one: finding a mental health professional. A trustworthy and knowledgeable mental health professional will be a valuable ally. It may take a little time and persistence to locate this ally or assemble a team of allies.

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Integrating Behavioral And Physical Health NAMI

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Unfortunately, our health care system often separates physical health treatment from mental health care – leading to worse outcomes for people who live with multiple conditions. Integrating physical and mental health care works. By integrating health care treatment, people experience better outcomes and reduced stigma – helping them get the

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Are My Insurance Rights Being Violated

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Federal law requires most health insurance plans to provide the same level of coverage for mental health and substance use conditions as they do for other medical conditions (this is called parity). Here are some warning signs that your plan may be violating parity: Your plan allows fewer visits for mental health care than for other types of


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Finding A Mental Health Professional NAMI: National

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Cultural competence is the behaviors, attitudes and skills that allow a health care provider to work effectively with different cultural groups. Finding culturally competent providers is important because they understand the essential role that culture plays in life and health. A culturally competent provider includes cultural beliefs, values

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NAMI HelpLine NAMI: National Alliance On Mental Illness

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Mental Health Parity at Risk expand. The Doctor is Out expand. Out-of-Network, Out-of-Pocket, Out-of-Options expand. Engagement: A New Standard for Mental Health Care expand. Preparing for the Unimaginable expand. A Long Road Ahead expand. State Mental Health Legislation 2015 expand. Survey Reports expand

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Mental Health Medications NAMI: National Alliance On

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On the first day of buprenorphine treatment, a starting dose for the tablet of up to 8mg is usually recommended. This starting dose should be carefully adjusted under the supervision of a certified health care provider to find the safest and most effective dose for you.

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Clozapine (Clozaril/FazaClo) NAMI: National Alliance On

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With input from you, your health care provider will assess how long you will need to take the medicine. Missing doses of clozapine may increase your risk for a relapse in your symptoms. Do not stop taking clozapine or change your dose without talking with your healthcare provider first.


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Understanding Health Insurance NAMI: National Alliance

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Signs a Health Plan May Be Violating Parity Requirements. Higher costs or fewer visits for mental health services than for other kinds of health care. Having to call and get permission to get mental health care covered, but not for other types of health care.

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How To Help A Friend NAMI: National Alliance On Mental

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800-950-NAMI. One of the most important ways to be a good friend is to help your friends when you notice something is wrong. This includes helping them get the support they need and deserve if they are experiencing a mental health condition. This might seem like a big task, but it doesn’t have to be.

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Mental Health By The Numbers NAMI: National Alliance On

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Mental Health Care Matters. 43.8% of U.S. adults with mental illness received treatment in 2019 ; 65.5% of U.S. adults with serious mental illness received treatment in 2019 ; 50.6% of U.S. youth aged 6-17 with a mental health disorder received treatment in 2016 ; The average delay between onset of mental illness symptoms and treatment is 11 years

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Lamotrigine (Lamictal) NAMI: National Alliance On Mental

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Lamotrigine is usually taken 1 or 2 times daily with or without food. Typically patients begin at a low dose of medicine and the dose is increased slowly over several weeks. The dose usually ranges from 25 mg to 400 mg. Only your health care provider can determine the correct dose for you.

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Medicare: 190 Day Limit NAMI: National Alliance On

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Access to needed health care services is essential for people with mental illness to successfully manage their condition. Medicare is a lifeline for much of that care, providing health insurance for over 60 million Americans, including millions of people with mental health conditions. Unlike other health coverage programs, however, Medicare is

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Mental Health In Schools NAMI: National Alliance On

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Many mental health conditions first appear in youth and young adults, with 50% of all conditions developing by age 14 and 75% by age 24. 1 in 5 youth have a mental health condition, but sadly fewer than half receive any mental health services. The earlier a young person can access mental health care, the more effective it can be.

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Mental Health Parity NAMI: National Alliance On Mental

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There is no health care without mental health care. Unfortunately, mental illness is often treated differently than other health conditions by health insurance plans. That’s why parity — covering mental health and addiction care at the same level as other health care — …

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Mental Health Medications NAMI: National Alliance On

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Buprenorphine/naloxone is available as a tablet or film that dissolves in the mouth. On the first day of buprenorphine/naloxone treatment, a starting dose up to 8mg/2mg is usually recommended. This starting dose should be carefully adjusted under the supervision of a certified health care provider to find the most safe and effective dose for you.

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Mental Health Medications NAMI: National Alliance On

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Paroxetine (Paxil®) may increase the absorption of lofexidine, which can increase the side effects of lofexidine (e.g., low blood pressure, slow heart rate). Lofexidine may reduce the effectiveness of oral naltrexone (Revia®) when given within 2 hours of each other. Taking lofexidine and methadone together may cause irregular heart rhythms.

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Romantic Relationships NAMI: National Alliance On Mental

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Depending on your condition, you might be dealing with impulsive behavior, irregular moods, a desire to withdraw, trouble feeling empathy, or anxieties about other people. Following your treatment plan to care for your health is thus one important part of building a healthy relationship. To attract a new romantic relationship with a mental

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Medicaid: Non Emergency Medical Transportation NAMI

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NAMI believes all people with Medicaid coverage should have access to non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) services and opposes efforts by state or federal governments to limit or eliminate this benefit. NEMT is a critical benefit for people with mental health conditions that supports regular use of health care services.


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Mental Health Medications NAMI: National Alliance On

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Taking naltrexone tablets with food may decrease stomach upset. Typically, people are given a test dose of 25 mg daily to ensure they can tolerate the medication. If the low dose is tolerated, the dose is increased to 50 mg daily. The injection dose is 380 mg given intramuscularly every four weeks.

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Medicaid Block Grants NAMI: National Alliance On Mental

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Access to health care coverage and mental health care is essential for people with mental illness to successfully manage their condition. Medicaid is critical to helping people with mental health conditions, providing health coverage to more than one in four adults with a serious mental illness.

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Ziprasidone (Geodon) NAMI: National Alliance On Mental

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Ziprasidone is usually taken 2 times per day with food (at least 500 calories). Typically patients begin at a low dose of medicine and the dose is increased slowly over several weeks. The dose usually ranges from 40 to 80 mg twice daily. Only your healthcare provider can determine the correct dose for you.

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Mental Health Screening NAMI: National Alliance On

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Mental Health Screening. Mental health screenings are a key part of youth mental health. Approximately 50% of lifetime mental health conditions begin by age 14 and 75% begin by age 24. At the same time, the average delay between when symptoms first appear and intervention is approximately 11 years. Mental health screenings allow for early

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Death Penalty NAMI: National Alliance On Mental Illness

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Death Penalty. Despite constitutional protections, the death penalty is still sometimes applied to people with mental illness or mental disabilities, usually because they are unable to meet the burden of proof, or because of technicalities in state laws that implement the rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court. Ford v.

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Criminal Justice Reform Means Reforming The Mental Health

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Having the resources to access mental health care is just one part of supporting diversions for people with mental illness. Communities need to build an array of services and supports that provide a holistic response to mental health and can meet the needs of people who are at …

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Medicaid Expansion And Mental Health NAMI: National

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Medicaid is the largest payer for mental health and substance use condition services, providing health coverage to more than 1 in 4 American adults with a serious mental illness. When states expand Medicaid, more people with mental health conditions can …

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Competent Caring: When Mental Illness Becomes A Traumatic

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Competent Caring can help reduce anxiety of health care staff by providing tools and strategies to recognize and respond effectively when an individual is experiencing a mental health crisis. By reducing the stigma surrounding mental health, the video can also improve the experience of the person and family receiving care. Purchase the DVD

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Fact Sheet Library NAMI: National Alliance On Mental Illness

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NAMI's fact sheets offer clear, concise information on mental health topics. A few ways to use them include sharing them with a loved one, bringing them to an appointment or handing them out at health fairs. Download the PDFs below. Mental Health Conditions. ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) Anxiety Disorders Bipolar Disorder

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Hispanic/Latinx NAMI: National Alliance On Mental Illness

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Barriers to Mental Health Care. Hispanic/Latinx communities show similar vulnerability to mental illness as the general population, but they face disparities in both access to and quality of treatment. More than half of Hispanic young adults ages 18-25 with serious mental illness may not receive treatment. This inequality puts these communities

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Iloperidone (Fanapt) NAMI: National Alliance On Mental

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With input from you, your health care provider will assess how long you will need to take the medicine. Missing doses of iloperidone may increase your risk for a relapse in your symptoms. Do not stop taking iloperidone or change your dose without talking with your healthcare provider first.

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Family Members And Caregivers NAMI: National Alliance On

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Health Care Professionals expand. Public Safety Professionals expand. Stories from Your Peers expand. Know the warning signs. If your child is between the ages of 18 and 20, and legally considered an adult, and has a mental health condition, police are required by Suzanne’s Law (a provision in the PROTECT Act of 2003) to extend the same


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Mental Health Medications NAMI: National Alliance On

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Your health care provider will check your blood pressure before taking the dose, and periodically for at least 2 hours following the dose. Tell your health care provider right away if you experience chest pain, shortness of breath, sudden severe headache, change in vision, or seizures after taking esketamine.

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Indigenous NAMI: National Alliance On Mental Illness

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Website includes FAQ for patients and section on Behavior Health services in the AI/AN health care services. Indian Country Child Trauma Center (ICCTC) (405-271-8858) A SAMHSA-funded program established to develop training, technical assistance, program development and resources on trauma-informed care to tribal communities.

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Identity And Cultural Dimensions NAMI: National Alliance

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When a mental health professional understands the role that cultural differences play in the diagnosis of a condition, and incorporates cultural needs and differences into a person’s care, it significantly improves outcomes. This is why mental health care must be tailored …

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Extreme Risk Protection Orders NAMI: National Alliance

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Physical & Mental Health Integration expand. Protecting Veterans' Access to Mental Health Care expand. Surprise Medical Bills expand. Therapeutic Substitution expand. Responding to Crises expand. Crisis Response expand. Extreme Risk Protection Orders expand. National Hotline for Mental Health Crises and Suicide Prevention expand


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Medicaid: IMD Exclusion NAMI: National Alliance On

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This discriminatory exclusion has been part of the Medicaid program since Medicaid’s enactment in 1965, and it has resulted in unequal coverage of mental health care. People with mental health conditions—just like people with any medical condition—need a range of care options from outpatient services to hospital care.


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Supporting Recovery NAMI: National Alliance On Mental

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Supporting Recovery. When someone has a mental health condition, support from family can make a big difference. However, it may be hard for us as family members to know what approach is best. It's particularly difficult to balance showing support with caring for our own health and encouraging others to be responsible for their actions.

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Friendship And Mental Health NAMI: National Alliance On

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800-950-NAMI. Or in a crisis, text "NAMI" to 741741. Donate Now. Friendships are an important part of life. Friends add enjoyment to our lives and provide comfort in times of need. But living with a mental health condition can make finding friends a little more difficult. Here are some ideas on what to do when you meet others.

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Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Mental Health Reform Is A Law

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Increases the mental health workforce, so more trained professionals can help. Strengthens the enforcement of the mental health parity law, so health plans are held accountable for the coverage people paid for. Invests in early intervention, so people get the right mental health care at the right time.

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