Mental Health Parity

MENTAL HEALTH PARITY ACT MEANS… Mental Health Insurance Coverage correct? For those with a mental illness, the notion that mental-health-insurance-coverage amplifies stigma around mental illness is undeniable. When seeking medical assistance through counseling or psychiatry, the expectation should be that our medical insurance will provide coverage. Sadly, more often than...

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Plan for a Mental Health Crisis

Navigating a Mental Health Crisis

NAMI’s Guide for NAVIGATING a MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS Do you know what to do and how to help when someone experiences a mental health crisis? As with any illness, when a mental health crisis presents itself, it is helpful to know what to do quickly to get the help you...

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Front Line Professionals, Wellness and Mental Health for First Responders

Front Line Wellness – First Responders Mental Health Presented by NAMI.ORG Frontline professionals face many challenges in their day-to-day work life. From the pressure of making sure people get the help and care they need to working long shifts — health care and public safety are stressful fields of work....

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Call To Action, Suicide Prevention Line

Suicide Prevention Line Approval – Means a Call To Action for YOU! Advancing 9-8-8 can’t wait. This easy-to-access, nationwide 3-digit emergency number (9-8-8) will help people in a mental health crisis.* And it’s close to becoming a reality. The Federal Communications Commission unanimously voted in July to designate 9-8-8 as...

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NAMI’s Statement on Recent Racist Incidents

NAMI’s Statement On Recent Racist Incidents And Mental Health Resources For African Americans 5/29/2020 CEO Daniel H. Gillison, Jr., The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released the following statement from CEO Daniel H. Gillison, Jr., regarding recent racist incidents across the country and their impact on mental health:...

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NAMI Piedmont is at Amazon Smile

Find us at AMAZON Smile

Find NAMI Piedmont Tri-County on Amazon Smile Want to help but don’t know how? Amazon has made it easy to donate even when you are shopping for everyday items. Click to go directly to our smile.amazon.com and support our organization. By using the link you don’t have to search for...

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Experiencing Both Perspectives Of EMDR: Provider And Patient

By James Brister, M.D. | Apr. 22, 2019 When I was sixteen years old, I was an athlete and I loved football. If my coach told me I could run through a brick wall, I would try. I felt “invincible”—holding the world by the tail. Then it all changed in less than a...

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Dear Potential Employers

Dear Potential Employers By Michelle Yang | Mar. 29, 2019 A couple of months ago, I quit my prestigious corporate job I held for years. At the same time, I also began to write and advocate for mental health awareness, this empowered step was years in the making. It was...

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Maintaining Healthy Friendships With Mental Illness

By Shainna Ali | Feb. 15, 2019 Quality friendships have the potential to give us feelings of compassion, belonging and happiness. They can help improve our sense of self-worth and help us cope. When you have a mental illness, you may think that your friendships are bound to be more complicated. You may even deem...

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