"DON'T DENY ME" CAMPAIGN

EQUAL ACCESS TO MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION TREATMENT SERVICES IS YOUR RIGHT The 2008 Federal Parity Law requires insurers to cover illnesses of the brain, such as depression or addiction,no more restrictively than illnesses of the body, such as diabetes or cancer. As rates of suicides and overdoses continue to climb nationwide, mental health parity is more important than ever. Unfortunately, many insurers are still not following the law. WHY IS PARITY IMPORTANT?  Too often,…

Recovery Across the Lifespan - Presentations

In April, the Iowa Chapter of the Iowa (PRA), Iowa Office of Consumer Affairs (OCA), and Iowa Advocates for Mental Health Recovery (IAMHR) co-sponsored a one-day conference entitled Recovery Across the Lifespan. The goal of the conference was to bring together stakeholders in psychosocial rehabilitation where collaborations and partnerships could be built, the vision of recovery could be strengthened, knowledge and expertise in the field could be shared, and the realization that recovery for people of all…

Recovery across the Lifespan

Save the Date!!! “Recovery across the Lifespan” Tuesday, April 19, 2016 9:30 am – 5:15 pm Plymouth Congregational Church, 4126 Ingersoll, Des Moines, IA Featuring: Veronica Carey, PhD., MHS, CPRP as Keynote Speaker LEARN MORE AND REGISTER Also, representatives from Iowa’s MCOs in a panel discussion on recovery and their organizations’ support of recovery More topics include: children, transitioning youth, veterans and older adults. Soldier/Doctor Jon Kerstetter, MD. as Afternoon Keynote Registration information coming soon!!!  …
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