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Mental Health Parity Now Law of the Land

07/02/2014

Patrick Kennedy Web

The final federal rules regarding medical treatment for mental disorders went into effect on July 1, 2014. The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2008, is now law in the United States.

2014 Overnight Walks, Success from Coast to Coast

06/30/2014

The 2014 Out of the Darkness Overnight Walks are now finished. How incredible it was to see 2,200 people on both coasts, first in Seattle June 14-15 and then in Philadelphia June 28-29, walk a combined 33+ miles for suicide prevention.

Your Teen Has Just Made a Suicide Attempt, Now What?

Attachment Based Family Therapy (ABFT) shows promise for suicidal teens and their families. An adaptation of ABFT for LGB teens also shows promise as an effective family intervention). In many instances family balance can be accomplished with treatments such as ABFT and sustained efforts by family members and trained family therapists.