Mental Illness

Congress Expands Hospital Inpatient Mental Illness Coverage for U.S. Military Personnel and Their Families

Congress has expanded mental illness coverage through the TRICARE health insurance program. The Mental Health Liaison Group (MHLG) advocated the legislation. Available here is the December 22 Mental Health Weekly article summarizing the legislation: PDF.

Using Medicaid to Fund Supported Employment for Persons with Mental Illness

July 10 NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) webinar featuring successful employment models and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The power points are available for download: click here.      

House Energy and Commerce Committee Issues Report on Federal Programs Serving Persons with Serious Mental Illness

The majority members of the subcommittee on investigations and oversight of the House energy and commerce committee issued the May 15 report here: PDF.

Health Care Reform Challenges for Persons with Co-occurring Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Illness

AAHD has endorsed the statement of the National Association on Developmental Disabilities (and co-occurring mental illness) proposing health care reform recommendations to better serve the target population. The NADD statement is here:PFD.

AAHD Submits Comments to/on SAMHSA Draft National Behavioral Health Quality Framework

September 16 comments to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration are here: PDF.

Adaptation to a spouse’s disability by parents of adult children with mental illness or developmental disability

Ghosh S, Greenberg JS, Seltzer MM. Psychiatr Serv. 2012 Nov;63(11):1118-24. doi: 10.1176/ SOURCE:  Heller School for Social Policy and Management and the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy, Brandeis University, 415 South St., Waltham, MA 02453, USA. OBJECTIVE:  This study examined the effects on well-being of a spouse’s disability among aging parents already serving as… Read More »»

Conceptualizing community: a comparison of neighborhood characteristics of supportive housing for persons with psychiatric and developmental disabilities

Irene Wong YL, Stanhope V.  School of Social Policy & Practice, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6214, USA.  Soc Sci Med. 2009 Apr;68(8):1376-87. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2009.01.046. Epub 2009 Feb 27. Housing and services for persons with developmental disabilities (DD) have been shaped by the normalization approach, a commitment to full integration within the general community.… Read More »»

Objective community integration of mental health consumers living in supported housing and of others in the community

Yanos PT, Stefancic A, Tsemberis S.  Department of Psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice–City University of New York, 524 W. 59th St, New York, NY 10019, USA.  Psychiatr Serv. 2012;63(5):438-44. doi: 10.1176/ OBJECTIVE: Housing programs for people with severe mental illnesses aim to maximize community integration. However, little is known about how the… Read More »»

Variations in disaster preparedness by mental health, perceived general health, and disability status

  Eisenman DP, Zhou Q, Ong M, Asch S, Glik D, Long A.   Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2009 Mar;3(1):33-41. doi: 10.1097/DMP.0b013e318193be89 SOURCE:  Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1736, USA. OBJECTIVES:  Chronic medical and mental illness… Read More »»

Week of May 28, 2013

“Disability and Discrimination in the Doctor’s Office” May 23 New York Times article on the challenges faced by persons with disabilities in being served in many physician offices. Learn more here. National Average One-Bedroom Rent Exceeds Entire SSI Payment The 2012 bi-annual report (Priced Out) of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) and Technical… Read More »»