Tragically, many Americans with mental health and substance use conditions still struggle to find quality, affordable mental health and substance use care. They may experience difficulties finding in-network care or face restrictions on the type of care they need. And despite passage of a federal parity law, many people are unclear of their rights under this law.
This webinar will explore the current status of the federal parity law and cover strategies for building awareness about individual rights covered by the law. Speakers will also share tools developed by the White House and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) that will help people get the right care at the right time.
Date: November 7, 2017
Time: 3 p.m. ET
- Tim Clement, MPH, is the Policy Director of ParityTrack, a joint project of The Kennedy Forum and The Scattergood Foundation.
- Alice Dembner, serves as the Director of the Substance Use Disorders Project at Community Catalyst, which focuses on promoting new ways to prevent and treat alcohol and drug problems. Key initiatives of this program include advancing early intervention with youth, ensuring access to quality services, promoting treatment and social services rather than incarceration, and integrating substance use treatment fully into the health system.
For those who celebrate Halloween—and who are pursuing a program of sobriety—this can be a difficult time. Here are a few suggestions that may help you enjoy Halloween festivities without throwing a monkey wrench into your hard-earned progress.
If you’re going out tonight, have fun and stay safe!
This year’s Michelin Charities Golf Tournament was a huge success! After an exciting day of golf at six different courses in the Greenville area, Michelin Charities raised $823,000, to be distributed among ten different charities. We at NAMI are honored to be one of those charities.
The event was held on Monday, October 2nd, and ended with an awards banquet at which each of the charities received their share of the proceeds. Pictured here, from left to right: NAMI Greenville & NAMI National Board of Directors member Dave Stafford; NAMI Greenville Executive Director
Ken Dority; Bibendum, the Michelin Man; NAMI Greenville Board of Directors President Garland Mattox; NAMI National Chief Development Officer Chuck Harman; and NAMI SC Board of Directors President and NAMI National Board of Directors Member Dr. Jim Hayes.
Our sincere thanks to everyone who participated, from the golfers who came out to play, to the many volunteers and event staff who kept everything running smoothly. We couldn’t have done it without you!
Today marks World Mental Health Day, first instituted in 1992 by the World Federation for Mental Health, and now recognized and celebrated by organizations across the globe. This year’s theme is “Mental Health in the Workplace.” Employers who recognize the importance of a positive, supportive environment can help make the difference between a poorly functioning workplace, and a thriving one where productivity is high and employees know that their needs are recognized.
You can visit the World Health Organization’s dedicated page here.
If your business or organization is interested in signing the World Federation of Mental Health’s 2017 pledge for a healthier workplace, you can learn more at this page or can sign directly on this one.
Earlier this week we met with Jerry Chapman, NAMI Greenville board member and Business Development Director at The Carolina Center for Behavioral Health. Here, Mr. Chapman shares a little about the collaboration between NAMI and The Carolina Center, and what he likes about NAMI’s mission.
The Carolina Center is a psychiatric facility offering both inpatient and outpatient services for adults, adolescents and seniors seeking treatment for mental health or substance abuse conditions.
More info is available on their site: https://www.thecarolinacenter.com/
October 5th, 2017 is National Depression Screening Day.
Ever thought about taking a mental health screening, but were too nervous to try, or just never got around to it? Today is a great opportunity!
To take a free, simple and anonymous mental health screening online, visit this page. Please bear in mind that an online screening can’t give you a definitive diagnosis, although it can help you identify the kind of treatment that’s likely to benefit you, and find treatment resources.
This useful tool can also help direct you to online and in-person screenings available from institutions in your state. In addition to providing a screening for depression, the site also offers screenings focused on eating disorders, substance use, anxiety, PTSD and other mental health issues.
Greenville County Library System: Fountain Inn Branch
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
6:30 – 8:00 PM
311 North Main St.
Fountain Inn, SC 29644
To register, please contact: Mary Frances Shelato at (864) 862-2576
NAMI In Our Own Voice is a free presentation by persons living with a mental health condition.
This insightful presentation adds a critical perspective to the popular understanding of what people with mental illness are like. Going to this presentation will provide you with:
• A first-hand account of what it’s like to live with a mental illness. Presenters humanize this misunderstood topic by demonstrating that it’s possible—and common—to live well with mental illness.
• A chance to ask the presenters questions, which allows for a deeper understanding of mental health conditions and for dispelling stereotypes and misconceptions.
• The understanding that every person with mental illness can hope for a bright future.
We hope to see you there!
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- 11/20/2017 6:15 pmFamily Support GroupThis support group is for adults who have family members/friends with mental illness. No registration required.
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