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Mental Health Deserves Equal Treatment

November 11, 2017 | nami.org The data is in: the inequities for people seeking mental health care are real. On November 30, NAMI released its third nationwide parity report, The Doctor is Out. The report found that, despite the federal parity law, people lack the same access to mental health providers as they have for more »

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University program to aid with mental health services in Illinois

December 4, 2017

Olivia Welshans | November 12, 2017 A new program funded by the University will expand the number of behavioral health providers in rural communities where residents lack proper medical services. The Illinois Behavioral Health Workforce Education, Leadership and Learning program intends to increase the clinical competencies of 116 graduate-level social work students who are pursuing more »

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Program teaches mental health first aid

December 1, 2017

November 25, 2017 | By Michon Lindstrom More than a dozen people spent their Saturday learning about mental illness. The Mental Health First Aid program was held at the Central Baptist Church in Springfield. Memorial Behavioral certified instructors teaches participants the knowledge and skills to help those who are  developing a mental illness or experiencing more »

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HealthCare.gov Annual Enrollment Period deadline December 15

November 16, 2017

On Nov. 1, HealthCare.gov started its annual enrollment period for health insurance. If you don’t have coverage or you just need to renew your plan, make time to review your health plan options before Dec. 15. All health plans offered through Healthcare.gov must cover mental health and substance use services at the same level as more »

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