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“Taking power away from an advocate is a dangerous thing.
Someone always pays.”

-Jacob Griffin, Griffin Ambitions Ltd. Executive Director & Mental Health Advocate

 

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Congress listened

Throughout the  year, we’ve asked Congress to stop health reform efforts that would hurt Americans with mental illness—and we’ve urged them to forge bipartisan solutions to stabilize the health insurance markets. We have good news: Congress listened. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) announced a bipartisan agreement to help keep insurance markets sound … Continue reading Congress listened

Campus Mental Health: Frequently Asked Questions

If you are a college or graduate student experiencing one of these challenges or another mental health issue, you may be worried about its effect on your academic progress, disciplinary status, or ability to participate in social or other activities at your school. In this guide, we hope to answer some of your questions about your rights as a student with mental illness, as well as about the legal protections, accommodations, and resources available to you.

Focusing on Mental Health Policy Issues

These problems afflict roughly 10 million Americans, or just over 4% of the population. Mainly diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar (manic-depressive illness), or major depression, such individuals are chronically or periodically unable to care for themselves or are suicidal. At times, they may be dangerous to the public. Relative to other psychiatric patients, those with severe mental illness are far more likely to need medication, intensive supervision, and even involuntary treatment at some point in their lives. But they arent getting the help they need, and the governments good intentions are often the very thing preventing their getting appropriate treatment.

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