So am I am glowing from the 2015 “Mental Health State of the Union” address by Patrick Kennedy and Dr. Satcher. This was a great speech that included so many wonderful ideas to bring mental health to the forefront. I will curate some of my favorite tweets at some point.
What I really loved was finding The Parity Implementation Coalition. Mental health parity laws are set up to ensure that mental health, substance abuse, and physical health are being addressed in equal ways by insurance companies. The above coalition’s mission is to ensure people are aware of this law and that it being used properly. This is critical resource and tool for advocacy and access to care.