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NAMI Acting CEO Talks About The State Of Mental Health On C-SPAN

June 26, 2019

5/30/19 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Acting-CEO-Talks-About-the-State-of-Mental-Health-on-C-SPAN Angela Kimball, NAMI’s Acting CEO, was on C-SPAN Washington Journal for a 30-minute segment about the state of mental health in America. Angela discussed mental health issues, the importance of parity for mental health care, NAMI’s WhyCare? campaign and the importance of reducing stigma and discrimination around mental illness. The segment also included call-in more »

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Why It’s Important To Unplug Sometimes

By Carrie Cantwell | May. 10, 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/May-2019/Why-It-s-Important-to-Unplug-Sometimes I love technology. I can keep in touch with friends all over the world through social media. With the click of a button, I can order groceries, shoes and furniture. I can even use apps on my phone to help manage my mental health and medications. Having easy access to so more »

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MetroHealth WRAP program decreases recidivism among people with mental health diagnoses

May 2, 2019

Updated Apr 15, 2019; Posted Apr 15, 2019 By Mary Kilpatrick, cleveland.com https://www.cleveland.com/metro/2019/04/metrohealth-wrap-program-decreases-recidivism-among-people-with-mental-health-problems.html CLEVELAND, Ohio — A MetroHealth initiative helping people with severe mental health diagnoses and criminal convictions get back on track is proving effective in keeping participants out of jail, data shows. The Wellness Reentry Assistance Program launched in 2013, identifies Cuyahoga County jail more »

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Bail reform comes to Lakewood Municipal Court

May 1, 2019

Updated Apr 10, 2019; Posted Apr 10, 2019 By Peter Krouse, cleveland.com bail-reform-comes-to-lakewood-municipal-court.html LAKEWOOD, Ohio – Municipal Court Judge Pat Carroll has stopped using a fixed schedule to set bail because he believes it can be unfairly applied and result in the needless jailing of poor defendants. The Lakewood court’s schedule, similar to schedules used by more »

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NAMI Joins 16 Patient Groups To Protect Access To Health Care

4/2/2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Joins-16-Patient-Groups-to-Protect-Access-to-Health-Care Arlington, VA — NAMI and 16 national organizations representing millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions filed an amicus curiae (“friend-of-the-court”) brief on April 1 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in the case Texas v. United States. This is the appeal of a District Court’s ruling to invalidate the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA). If the more »

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