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2010-04-26 08:30:00

Mental Health America Encourages Americans to Use 10 Tested Tools to Help Meet, Respond to Daily Challenges ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every day, Americans are affected by the challenges, stresses and demands on their lives. And every day, they seek help in responding to them. The good news is that there are effective tools that are readily available and free for anyone to use to help improve their well-being. This May is Mental Health Month, Mental Health...

2010-03-23 13:44:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mental Health America today hailed the "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" signed by the President today. The legislation will greatly expand access to mental health care and addiction treatment--particularly for the 32 million previously uninsured Americans who will gain access as a result. Treatment for these conditions is recognized as critical to overall health by being included on the list of essential benefits that must...

2010-02-22 18:43:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) advises that Congressional staff and reporters will receive information on the impact of America's economic distress and state budget cuts on mental health care. It includes reference to Senator Jay Rockefeller's "Medicaid match" extension amendment to pending economic recovery legislation in the Senate. The House of Representatives has already taken a position. (Logo:...

2009-11-11 09:00:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Mental Health America today announced it is partnering with Prescription Audio, a Philadelphia-area based firm (Voorhees, N.J.), to make the company's scientifically based sound therapy available without charge as a download to veterans, active duty servicemen and women, their family members and health care providers. "We applaud Prescription Audio for making this therapy available for free and are proud to partner with them," said David Shern,...

2009-10-06 07:30:00

New National Survey Finds Jobless Individuals Four Times as Likely to Report Serious Problems WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new national survey shows the economic downturn is taking a toll on the mental health of Americans. Individuals who are unemployed are four times as likely as those with jobs to report symptoms consistent with severe mental illness. Americans who experienced involuntary changes in their employment status, such as pay cuts or reduced hours,...

2009-04-27 13:44:00

Mental Health America's "Live Your Life Well(SM)" Offers 10 Proven Tools to Combat Stress and Promote Well-Being ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From financial worries to family responsibilities, Americans are dealing with ever-increasing stress in their lives. To help handle these challenges, Mental Health America today launched an innovative public education campaign to provide people with tools to deal with stressful times. Called Live Your Life Well(SM), it features...

2009-02-17 09:00:00

Impact of Economy, Vet Difficulties Demonstrate Urgency; Advances in Treatments, New Policies Present Opportunities ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Mental Health America, the country's oldest and leading nonprofit dedicated to helping all Americans live mentally healthier lives, today called for action on urgent challenges facing the country declaring, "It's Time for Mental Health." To view the Multimedia News Release, go to:...

2008-12-15 09:00:00

Achievements of Past Century Include Major Milestones in the Advancement of Rights and Treatment for Individuals with Mental Health Conditions ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mental Health America, today announced the launch of its Centennial Year: "Celebrating the Legacy, Forging the Future." The 100-year history of Mental Health America is the remarkable story of one person who turned a personal struggle with mental illness into a national movement and of the millions...

2008-12-11 08:30:00

Mental Health America Offers Tips on Reducing Anxiety over Economic Bad News ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Record numbers of homes are in foreclosure, stock prices are hitting all-time lows, savings are rapidly dwindling, and the cost of living is rising. Are American families feeling the strain? The answer is yes according to the latest AP/Yahoo poll. The number of people who say they are personally happy is at 59 percent, down from 70 percent in September. A...

2008-10-03 15:00:03

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Steve Vetzner of Mental Health America, office: +1-703- 797-2588, cell: +1-202-744-6341, svetzner@mentalhealthamerica.net Bill Broadly Outlaws Health Insurance Discrimination; Recognizes Importance of Mental Health to Overall Health ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mental Health America today hailed as "a great civil rights victory" the approval of a mental health parity legislation that will broadly outlaw health insurance...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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