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5 Ways I Help Myself When My Job Is To Help Others

July 2, 2018

By Kyle Elliott, MPA, CHES | Jun. 22, 2018 g my recovery and myself has allowed me to be a better friend, a better partner and a better person; it’s also allowed me to be more successful. I’m much better at helping my clients knowing that I have learned how to help myself. Here are more »

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Health Information-Sharing Bill Passes House

We did it! Thanks to your advocacy, the House passed H.R. 6082, the Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act, yesterday with an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 357-57! This victory is because of you. Your advocacy made this possible. H.R. 6082 aligns 42 CFR Part 2—the regulation that keeps health care providers from accessing information about more »

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Ensuring Your Child Is Supported At School

June 1, 2018

May 14, 2018 | By Deborah Offner, Ph.D. At least 1 in 5 school-aged children is affected by a mental health condition. The two most common conditions among children and adolescents are anxiety followed by depression, but children can have other difficulties that affect their ability to fully take part in and benefit from their classroom experiences. These include attention more »

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New Initiative Helps Keep People With Mental Illness Out Of Jail

May 5, 2018 NAMI is pleased to announce the launch of Serving Safely, a national initiative to help police and sheriffs’ departments effectively respond to mental health crises. Funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, “Serving Safely: The National Initiative to Enhance Policing for Persons with Mental Illnesses and Developmental Disabilities” will be a one-stop shop more »

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Illinois Cleared for New Mental Health, Addiction Pilot Programs

May 7, 2018 | By Amanda Vinicky Illinois has won long sought-after permission from the federal government to take a more flexible approach to treating opioid disorders, drug abuse and other behavioral health issues experienced by an estimated quarter of the state’s roughly 3 million Medicaid recipients. Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday announced that the more »

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