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Mental Health Parity

  • The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equality Act (MHPEA) 

    This page describes who is protected by this 2008 federal legislation and the conditions under which they are protected. The MHPAEA was designed to ensure parity between mental health and substance use conditions and physical health conditions in both quantitative and non-quantitative treatment limitations. OHA partners with the Parity Implementation Coalition to ensure fulfillment of the promise of the MHPAEA.

  • National Alliance on Mental Illiness (NAMI)

    From its inception in 1979, NAMI has been dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.

    For three decades, NAMI has established itself as the most formidable grassroots mental health advocacy organization in the country. Dedication, steadfast commitment and unceasing belief in NAMI's mission by grassroots advocates have produced profound changes. NAMI's greatest strength is the dedication of our grassroots leaders and members. We are the families, friends and individuals that serve to strengthen communities across the country.   

  • Mental Health America

    Mental Health America (formerly known as the National Mental Health Association) is the country’s leading nonprofit dedicated to helping ALL people live mentally healthier lives. With our more than 320 affiliates nationwide, we represent a growing movement of Americans who promote mental wellness for the health and well-being of the nation – everyday and in times of crisis.

  • American Psychiatric Association

    The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is the main professional organization of psychiatrists and trainee psychiatrists in the United States. The association publishes various journals and pamphlets, as well as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM. The DSM codifies psychiatric conditions and is used worldwide as a key guide to diagnosing disorders.

  • US Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

    SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. The Agency was established in 1992 and directed by Congress to target effectively substance abuse and mental health services to the people most in need and to translate research in these areas more effectively and more rapidly into the general health care system.

  • KidsMentalHealthInfoHome.com

         A resource of the Child Health and Development Institute of CT for famlies and cargeivers.

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