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Mental illnesses are brain disorders. One in four people is affected by mental illness. Forty million Americans a year experience some type of mental illness such as major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder or anxiety disorders. You are not alone!
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The 2018 NAMI South Carolina Annual Conference will be held on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at the Marriott in Columbia. Awards reception and silent auction the night before on Friday, August 24. If you are interested in being a sponsor or have an exhibit table please call 803-733-9592. More information and schedule to follow.
The federal government has proposed changes that threaten insurance protections for people with mental illness. On June 13, NAMI released a new report, Mental Health Parity at Risk, that looks at mental health and substance use coverage before the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and shows just how dangerous it could be to remove these[…]
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The House voted on the American Health Care Act in early May. Now, the Senate is working on its own health reform bill and may try to vote on it by the end of June. Congress should improve mental health coverage by working across the aisle in a transparent process. Instead, Senate leaders are working[…]
2017 NAMI South Carolina Annual Conference http://namisc.org/namisc-conference-2017-brochure-inside.pdf http://namisc.org/namisc-conference-2017-brochure-outside.pdf Friday, August 25, 2017 Awards Reception and Silent Auction 6-9PM Meridian Building 17th Floor (Walking Distance for those staying at the Marriott) 1320 Main St., Columbia, SC 29201 Saturday, August 26, 2017 Conference 8AM-5PM Columbia Marriott 1200 Hampton St., Columbia, SC 29201 Mail this completed[…]
Invest in mental health and innovation Reject Medicaid caps or block grants that drive down innovation and force state program cuts, putting individuals with mental illness and families at risk Support Medicaid expansion, with income-based eligibility, to provide coverage and a pathway to self-sufficiency for individuals with mental health conditions Ensure insurance market reforms include[…]
We’re celebrating! Last night, the House passed H.R. 34 by a stunning vote of 392-26. Widely referred to as the 21st Century Cures Act, the bill includes provisions from the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2016 (H.R. 2646) and from S. 2680, the Mental Health Reform Act of 2016. It also contains[…]