Weekly Addiction And Mental Health News

1.Coverage parity for mental health, substance abuse, a key focus for insurance regulators

Health insurers are prohibited from placing unfavorable limits on mental health and substance abuse benefits, and yet, many do. Federal and state regulators are taking aim at these practices and making the enforcement of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 a key focus.(medcitynews.com)

2.Impact on mental health, addiction recovery as things go back to normal

As more Americans get vaccinated and life returns to some degree of normalcy, experts weighed in on the impact the pandemic has had on mental health and addiction.(abc57.com)

3.Grants coming to deal with addiction and mental health

Multiple grants will bring almost $1.5 million to Daviess County to help improve mental health and addiction services.(washtimesherald.com

4.$800K grant to help teenagers struggling with mental health and substance abuse

BOSTON (WWLP) – The Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) and the Department of Public Health (DPH) announced a grant of $800,000 for two new residential treatment facilities for teenagers struggling with mental health and substance use disorders.(wwlp.com

5.Endowed Chair of $5 Million to Accelerate Change in Addressing Addiction and Mental Health

A $5 million gift to American University creates a new endowed eminent scholar chair in neuroscience and behavior and accelerates AU’s leading-edge scientific work in understanding the relationship between the brain, behavior and disease.(american.edu

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