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FEI Behavioral Health

FEI Behavioral Health FEI has been in operation since 1979 and is one of the largest behavioral health companies in the United States. A pioneer in behavioral health, FEI developed the first national network EAP with the Xerox Corporation in 1979, the first national managed care program for substance abuse with the General Motors Corporation in 1984, and offered one of...

NAMI - The Mental Health Parity Act of 1996

NAMI - The Mental Health Parity Act of 1996 Summary Of The Law President Clinton signed the Mental Health Parity Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-204) into law on September 26, 1997. With the leadership of Senators Pete Domenici (R-NM) and Paul Wellstone (D-MN), this landmark law, which received unprecedented bipartisan support, begins the process of ending the long-held practice of providing less...

The Library of Congress

THOMAS - Law Library of Congress The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections. This Library's mission is to support the Congress in fulfilling its constitutional duties and...

Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Many mental disorders have their beginnings in childhood or adolescence. The National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey found that 13 percent of children ages 8 to 15 had at least one mental disorder, a rate that is comparable to diabetes, asthma, and other diseases of childhood. Yet, mental disorders often go undiagnosed and untreated for...

Mental Disability Rights International (MDRI)

Mental Disability Rights International (MDRI) Mental Disability Rights International (MDRI) is a non-governmental advocacy organization dedicated to the recognition and enforcement of the rights of people with mental disabilities. Drawing on the skills and experience of attorneys, mental health professionals, human rights advocates, people with mental disabilities and their family members...

NARPA - National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy

NARPA - National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy NARPA is an independent organization, solely supported by its members. It is a unique mix of people who have experienced psychiatric intervention, advocates, civil rights activists, mental health workers, and lawyers - with many people whose roles overlap. NARPA exists to to protect people’s right to choice and to be free from coercion, and to...

American Psychosomatic Society

American Psychosomatic Society The American Psychosomatic Society, founded in 1942, is a worldwide community of scholars and clinicians dedicated to the scientific understanding of the interaction of mind, brain, body and social context in promoting health and contributing to the pathogenesis, course and treatment of disease. Mission: The mission of the American Psychosomatic...

Healthy Families America

Healthy Families America Healthy Families America (HFA) is an evidence- based, nationally recognized home visiting program model designed to work with overburdened families who are at-risk for child abuse and neglect and other adverse childhood experiences. It is the primary home visiting model designed to work with families who may have histories of trauma, intimate...

Humor Matters™

Humor Matters™ Steven M. Sultanoff, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and therapeutic humor-ist. As a professional speaker, he has presented his unique perspective on therapeutic humor to national, state, and local conferences, as well as, to numerous organizations and corporations. His programs are a blend of valuable information presented through cartoons,...

Mental Health Consumer Concerns (MHCC)

Mental Health Consumer Concerns (MHCC) Established in 1976 by a group of former mental health clients, Mental Health Consumer Concerns (MHCC) is a model of client empowerment and advocacy. In 1981, MHCC was the first client group to be awarded a Patients’ Rights Advocacy contract in the state of California. Mental Health Consumer Concerns is a part of a network of service organizations...

Western Canada Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association

Western Canada Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association Established in Vancouver BC in 1996, a group of psychoanalytically oriented clinicians formed the WCPPA with the main objective of making psychoanalytic psychotherapy knowledge more available to interested professionals and the community at large in Western Canada. Mental health, health, and human services professionals from all academic...

Freedom of Mind Resource Center Inc.

Freedom of Mind Resource Center Inc. Freedom of Mind Resource Center is dedicated to respect for human rights, spirituality, and consumer awareness. They endeavor to be a safe and responsible place where you can turn to for resources, news and information about destructive cults, and mind control techniques, as well as learn how to help yourself and others. Steven Alan Hassan is a...

The Family Attachment and Counseling Center of Minnesota, Inc.

The Family Attachment and Counseling Center of Minnesota, Inc. Family Attachment Narrative Therapy program is designed for children whose development has been compromised by early life trauma and attachment relationship difficulties. Mission: Their mission is to promote the growth and healthy functioning of individuals and families through professional guidance. They offer a full range of mental health...

Braden Counseling Center

Braden Counseling Center Braden Counseling Center (BCC) specializes in counseling individuals, couples and families in various stages of life. Dr. Jayne A Braden is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She has been performing court-ordered assessments for more than 14 years and has advanced forensic training. She is licensed by the Illinois Department of Alcoholism and...

NAMI - National Managed Care Patient Bill of Rights

NAMI - National Managed Care Patient Bill of Rights NAMI supports health care for all persons with brain disorders that is affordable, nondiscriminatory, and includes coverage for effective and appropriate treatment. NAMI supports federally mandated, minimum standards for health insurance coverage. NAMI supports efforts of states to gain waivers of ERISA (the federal Employee Retirement Income...