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First Lady, APF, Broad Coalition Pledge to 'Change Direction' of U.S. MH Dialogu

By editor
March 7, 2015

“It is time to tell everyone who is dealing with a mental health issue in this country that they are not alone and that getting support and treatment isn’t a sign of weakness--it’s a sign of strength,” First Lady Michelle Obama told 500 mental health leaders and advocates at the launch in Washington, D.C., of the “Change Direction”...   read more


APA Praises Sens. Grassley, Brown for Bill to Protect Part D Coverage of Needed Mental Health Drugs

By editor
March 7, 2015

APA Praises Sens. Grassley, Brown for Bill to Protect Part D Coverage of Needed Mental Health Drugs ARLINGTON, Va. – Today the American Psychiatric Association (APA) endorsed new Senate legislation that would require Medicare Part D plans to provide robust coverage for six classes of medications, including drugs needed to treat depression and schizophrenia. The...   read more


President Obama Signs Key Veterans' Mental Health Law

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February 12, 2015

President Obama Signs Key Veterans' Mental HealthLaw President Barack Obama today signed into law the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans (SAV) Act, intended to reduce suicide and improve access to mental health care for veterans. The bill had been passed unanimously by the House and Senate.  “Too many of our troops and veterans...   read more


Preventing Suicides Among Veterans Is at Center of Bill Passed by Senate

By editor
February 4, 2015

As a Marine serving in Iraq, Clay Hunt barely missed being killed by a sniper, yet he faced what proved to be more powerful foes after leaving the corps: depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/04/us/bill-aimed-at-improving-mental-health-treatment-for-veterans-passes-senate.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=second-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=1


deadline for physicians to opt out of new United HealthCare Medi-Cal managed care network

By editor
January 13, 2015

The 30-day window for physicians in San Diego and Sacramento counties wishing to opt out of United Healthcare’s new Medi-Cal managed care network, called United Healthcare Community Plan, is approaching. Affected physicians in these two counties were notified by United Healthcare in December that they are being automatically opted into the Community Plan and rates...   read more


Randall Hagar, CPA Government Affairs Director, in the Media

By editor
December 1, 2014

Randall Hagar, advocate for NAMI and CPA Government Affairs Director, was quoted in the Dec 1st issue of TIME magazine on Assisted Outpatient Treatment! http://time.com/3596978/crime-and-treatment/


Happy Thanksgiving

By editor
November 26, 2014

During this time of thanks, we give thanks to you- our loyal members and valued sponsors.  Thank you for your continued support and dedication towards improving the mental health system in San Diego.


Depression Screening Week in San Diego County

By editor
October 6, 2014

October 6th- Oct 12th is Depression Screening Week in San Diego County.  Free depression screenings will be offered at almost 50 sites throughout the County.  For more information please visit the following link:  http://www.sdchip.org/initiatives/behavioral-health-work-team/depression-screening.aspx


SD County Suicide Prevention Council Releases Report to the Community

By editor
September 8, 2014

The San Diego County Suicide Prevention Council held a press release on Friday, Sept 5, 2014.  The conference was held to Report to the Community on suicide in San Diego County and to showcase their new five-minute outreach video. As the presenters stated throughout the conference, we are not alone in our efforts to prevent...   read more


Robin Williams

By editor
August 26, 2014

Robin Williams' tragic suicide has saddened us all and served as a reminder to the community of the counteless others lost to suicide.  Suicide is now the 10th leading cause of death in the world and the second leading cause of death in adolescents and young adults.  The vast majority (90%) of suicides are directly...   read more