Study: Idaho gets F for mental-health coverage

November 13, 2018

Study: Idaho gets F for mental-health coverage Mark Dee  Nov 2, 2018 In 2008, President George W. Bush signed into law the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, requiring insurers to cover mental health as they would any other condition.     A decade later, states are still catching up, and most—including Idaho—are failing, according to more »

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NAMI endorses Medicaid expansion initiative: Initiative hopes to bridge Medicaid ‘gap’

October 3, 2018

 The Idaho chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the state’s largest mental health nonprofit organization, has endorsed Proposition 2, Idaho’s Medicaid expansion ballot initiative which will be on the Nov. 6 ballot.     “Medicaid expansion is an easy ‘yes’ vote,” NAMI Idaho President Michael Sandvig said in a press release.     Sandvig said more »

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Bluebirds

June 20, 2018

The Bluebirds High School & Middle School Support Group & Club The Bluebirds Is A NAMI Sponsored Peer-Support Group and Club; It Is A Judgment-Free Confidential Mental Health Advocacy Group. School Social Workers Oversee The Groups And Work Closely With The NAMI Youth Intern. Topics, By Student Request, Focuses On Activity-Based Coping Skills In A Stress-Free Environment While more »

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The Bluebirds go National!

  NAMI of the Wood River Valley is proud to announce that we’ve been chosen to present at the NAMI National Conference! Our teen support group, the Bluebirds, is the first group in the nation working with teens in middle schools and high schools. These trips can be expensive, especially since one of us is more »

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It’s time to talk about mental health

June 13, 2018

Halle Berry and Tom Hanks both have Type 2 diabetes, Selena Gomez has lupus, Pink and Leslie Lohan have asthma, and Kim Kardashian has psoriasis. Each one of these celebrities has been open and forthcoming about their conditions. Some celebrities even become the face of their disease. Michael J. Fox is known as much for more »

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