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Month: September 2016

Mental Health Parity: NAMI Tells Congress that Enforcement of Federal Law is Needed; NAMI Study Cited

By holly / September 12, 2016 / Comments Off on Mental Health Parity: NAMI Tells Congress that Enforcement of Federal Law is Needed; NAMI Study Cited

  ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is calling for legislation to ensure enforcement of the 2008 federal mental health insurance “parity” … Read more

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Prairie Street offers hope for mentally ill

By lynseybates / September 9, 2016 / Comments Off on Prairie Street offers hope for mentally ill

DECATUR — In 2005, lawyers from the ACLU of Illinois and other organizations filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of mentally ill people residing in institutions for mental disease … Read more

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Poll: IL Voters Want More Spending on Mental Health, Drug Treatment

By lynseybates / September 9, 2016 / Comments Off on Poll: IL Voters Want More Spending on Mental Health, Drug Treatment

Historically, stigma weighed heavily on individuals struggling with mental illness or drug/alcohol addiction or both. In the ‘70s and ‘80, families easily shunned and abandoned relatives who were under psychiatric … Read more

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A Diagnosis of Mental Illness Need Not End a College Career

By lynseybates / September 9, 2016 / Comments Off on A Diagnosis of Mental Illness Need Not End a College Career

A recent survey reports that 47% of adults living with schizophrenia drop out of college, compared to the 27% college dropout rate in the U.S. overall.  Another study reports that … Read more

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