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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...

2008-07-21 03:00:43

By Anonymous 2506 Willowbrook Parkway, Suite 100 Indianapolis 46205 Phone: (317) 251-0005 Fax: (317) 254-2800 Web site: www.mhaindy.net Founded: 1949 Paid employees: 23 Highest-paid staff member: Gina Brooks, CEO, $65,000 Top volunteers: Larry Lisak, board president, volunteer for 15 years MISSION Provide education, advocacy. and service through programs designed to promote health; positively affect public attitudes and perceptions of mental illness through support and...

2005-07-28 09:32:20

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States can start to transform its fragmented mental health care system requiring insurers to treat mental illnesses like any other disease, a group of 16 organizations proposed on Wednesday. The coalition of groups laid out a 28-point "road map" for Congress and the administration "We proposed quite a few changes which we believe can be done in the short term," Charles Konigsberg, director of the Campaign for Mental Health Reform, said in a telephone...