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Kentucky’s evolving behavioral health providers

One of the most important effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the profound change in the coverage of behavioral health services.  Building on the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008, the ACA requires both Medicaid and Medicare to provide far more robust behavioral health benefits, especially in

A way out of the revolving door

New treatment method gives mentally ill a chance at recovery while living independently, with family or in supportive housing. There are a variety of treatment options for severe and persistent mental illness, but many people experience symptoms so great they are unable to access healthcare services voluntarily. They often end up homeless, incarcerated or involuntarily

If you’re not using infographics, you’re doing your content marketing wrong

Marketing has changed substantially over the decades, perhaps most rapidly over the last decade with the widespread use of social media. Content marketing is believed to be the future of marketing. Press releases and mass marketing emails no longer cut it. Consumers these days see the value in authenticity and want to do business with brands that go out of their way to build personal relationships with customers. Content

NAMI advocacy update

Leadership from the federal government is essential in addressing the overwhelming needs and making needed change in the mental health care system in this country. Below is a brief list of NAMI’s strategic priorities at the federal level. These items represent an ambitious agenda that we will be pursuing as 2015 continues to unfold. Mental