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Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the Mental Health Parity Bill: We’ve Come a Long Way and Still Have Much to Do

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By Caren Howard, MHA Advocacy Manager, and Nathaniel Counts, MHA Senior Policy Director

On this day ten years ago, President Bush signed into law the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008…

We build our community, and then it builds us.


By Christine Williams, MA, Communications at Prevention Institute

Our environment directly affects mental health.

We know that our environment directly impacts our mental health. And yet, when we talk about mental health, we usually focus on how to treat individuals rather than how to design community…

Rule Expanding Short-Term, Limited-Duration Insurance 'Junk Plans' Harms Consumers

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By Caren Howard, MHA Advocacy Manager, Nathaniel Counts, MHA Senior Policy Director, and Debbie Plotnick, MHA Vice President of Mental Health & Systems Advocacy

Yesterday, on World Mental Health Day, the Senate voted on S. J. Res. 63,…

Mental Health’s Strongest Ally: Behavioral Health Integration


By Ellen McGeoch, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships at NeuroFlow

Public sentiment around mental health is nearing a crescendo. With celebrity advocates and professional athletes rallying around the cause, we are finally able to marry decades of research with reality.

This has allowed for dozens of…

The Opioid Bill is a Win for Peers


By Nathaniel Counts, MHA Senior Policy Director and Kelly Davis, MHA Director of Peer Advocacy, Supports, and Services

Today, the President signed into law the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT)…

In the Aftermath of Hate


By Paul Gionfriddo, MHA President and CEO

This past week, our nation was rocked by hatred three times. The first was when a Kentucky man murdered two people of color. The second was when a Florida man mailed bombs to two ex-Presidents, members of Congress, and other…