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NAMI Rhode Island Annual Meeting May 24

May 16, 2017

Members and friends of NAMI Rhode Island are invited to attend the Annual Meeting on Wednesday, May 24, at 5 pm, at the Central Congregational Church, 296 Angell Street, Providence, RI. A light dinner will be served. Please rsvp by May 22 to Executive Director Cindy Elder at cindy.elder@namirhodeisland.org or 401-331-3060. The evening will feature more »

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Experts to Gather for “Bridging the Gaps” Conference May 10

May 1, 2017

By G. Wayne Miller, Providence Journal Staff Writer PROVIDENCE — Scientists, clinicians, advocates and others from the state’s mental-health and recovery communities will convene May 10 for the “Bridging the Gaps: Heroes and Allies, Changing the Conversation” conference, sponsored by the Rhode Island chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The daylong conference at more »

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Cuts in Coverage Would Hammer Rhode Island

April 14, 2017

Commentary in The Providence Journal by Ruth Feder and David Spencer. The Republican proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (the ACA) with the American Health Care Act has been withdrawn. For consumers of behavioral health services, this is very good news. This plan would have dramatically reduced the number of individuals who more »

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Failed Health Bill Would Hurt Vulnerable People

March 29, 2017

Letter to the Editor, The Providence Journal, March 26, 2017 The health-care bill that went before the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday paired social injustice with fiscal irresponsibility. Nearly one out of three people covered by the Medicaid expansion lives with a mental health or substance use condition. The proposed American Health Care Act more »

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Stop Equating Mental Illness and Bad Behavior

By Cindy Elder, Executive Director, NAMI Rhode Island The Providence Journal, March 25, 2017 Crazy. Unhinged. Nuts. Insane. Unstable. These words fly across our nation like shrapnel, often missing the target and hitting the most vulnerable bystanders: people who actually live with a mental health diagnosis. One in five Americans today lives with a mental more »

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