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MHPAEA: What is new under the final rules?

The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008, or MHPAEA, requires that certain private and public healthcare insurance plans that offer mental health or substance use disorder benefits apply the same type of financial requirements and treatment limitations...

source: By Jessica Belle
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Pat Deegan, one of the most prominent and well-respected leaders in psych rehab, will present the fourth and final webinar in the Emerging Leaders in Psychiatric Rehabilitation webinar series on Sept. 3. She brings...

source: PRA

POS REP, short for Position Report, is a free iPhone app designed to help military veterans who are in distress or need help adjusting to civilian life. With military and veterans' suicides near record levels in recent years, the app...

source: The Baltimore Sun

Children and young people's mental health services are too few, too poor and too stressed, causing untold suffering to children and their families. There are government inquiries, reviews and a new taskforce under way to address the issues, but what would services look like...

source: The Guardian

Over the past half century, the prevalence of childhood disabilities in the United States has been on the rise, possibly due to an increased awareness about these issues. Now a study published in this week’s online issue of Pediatrics suggests the nature of those newly...

source: CNN

One day in July, Osawatomie State Hospital had 254 patients in its care - almost 50 more than its optimal capacity. The overcrowded conditions forced a few dozen patients, all of them coping with a serious mental illness and likely a danger to themselves or others, to be...

source: KCUR-FM

Mental health experts in the past three decades have emphasized the dangers of post-partum depression for mothers, but a University of Kansas researcher says expanding awareness of several other perinatal mental health...

source: Medical News Today


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