AMHCA Testifies Before Congress on Medicaid Expansion, Counselor Coverage Under Medicare
AMHCA Director-at-Large LaMarr Edgerson, PsyD, testified March 26 on behalf of AMHCA. “Opportunities to testify before key congressional committees are rare, and witness slots are highly coveted,” said AMHCA CEO Joel Miller. The congressional panel was considering the adequacy of the nation’s hospital emergency department services for psychiatric patients. AMHCA sought to redirect the attention to the adequacy of prevention and early intervention services for those with behavioral health needs.
SAMHSA Survey Reveals Trends in Mental Health and Drug Use
Among adults with mental illness who reported an unmet need for treatment, the top three reasons given for not receiving help were that they could not afford the cost, thought they could handle the problem without treatment, or did not know where to go for services, according to the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health report. Highlights of the annual survey also include which mental health
professionals troubled people see.
Annual Conference 2014: Annual Leadership Training
AMHCA's Leadership Training is a great way to grow your chapter's leadership ... or as AMHCA President-Elect Stephen Giunta puts it, "Find them, feed them, and put them to work." This year's Leadership Training for emerging and established leaders provides a day and a half of training, and sessions that enable chapter leaders to learn from each other about what works—and what doesn't.