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Yet Again

By: Paul Gionfriddo, MHA president and CEO

The shooting at the high school in Parkland, Florida hit close to home for me. Literally. It is about forty miles from my home in Lake Worth; ironically, this is about the same distance the Sandy Hook shooting was from my former home in Middletown, Connecticut. 

The Door is Now Open for Parity

By Paul Gionfriddo, MHA President and CEO

Ever since the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act was passed in 2008, Mental Health America has worked tirelessly with other advocates to make mental health parity a reality.

A Walk on the Beach

By Joseph Gervasi, Board Member of MHA of Essex and Morris County

A Year Later: What We learned from Parkland

By Paul Gionfriddo, MHA President and CEO

It was a gloomy, rainy day yesterday as I flew into Ft. Lauderdale. Fitting for the week, as today marks a year since the horrifying massacre in Parkland, Florida. It is my first time back to Broward County since the shooting, which happened just 35 miles from my home in Lake Worth.

The Lesson of the 2018 Midterms for Our Mental Health

By Paul Gionfriddo, MHA President and CEO

Last week, we tweeted that we should vote as if our mental health depended on it. In the aftermath of this election, it is clear that we did.

Today, the major take-home lesson of yesterday’s election is this: it was mostly about healthcare after all.

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.

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

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

How Trump's Budget Will Affect People with Mental Health Conditions

By Caren Howard, MHA Advocacy Manager

You may have heard that the President released the Fiscal Year 2019 budget.

Typically, much of the budget takes form as a narrative about the administration’s strategy and perspective about the nation over the next ten years.

Time to Move Forward with a True Medicaid Reform

By Paul Gionfriddo, MHA President and CEO, and Nathaniel Counts, J.D., MHA Senior Policy Director

Medicaid is an expensive program.  For elders in nursing homes, for adults with chronic conditions, and for children with health care needs, it is also a life-saving one.

Health Care or Health Can’t: Western Omelet Style

By Caren Howard, MHA National Advocacy Manager

It’s hard to believe that the U.S. House of Representatives, the legislative body of the people, by the people, and for the people, would seriously consider a health care bill that harms people by eliminating their eligibility to a health insurance plan.

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