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Thank you to those who came out to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month by participating in our Walk-a-Thon! Click here to view photos from the event.
Donations in support of the Walk-a-Thon can still be made conveniently and securely online by clicking below.
Thank you to our generous sponsors: Berkshire Pathways, Clinical & Support Options, The Austen Riggs Center, The Brien Center, Gould Farm, ServiceNet, BerkshireFlyer.com, South Bay Community Services, Greylock Federal Credit Union and WBRK!
The mission of The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Berkshire County, a community based, non-profit organization, is to support, educate and advocate for all those in Berkshire County whose lives are affected by mental illness. NAMI Berkshire County provides information, referrals, classes, workshops, support groups, and advocacy to family members and caregivers of people living with mental illnesses. We assist children, adults and families with mental health questions by accessing resources and services that promote understanding and recovery. That may mean referrals to the local agencies, support groups and classes for family members and caregivers of individuals living with mental illnesses.
Following are some comments from participants. “NAMI BC’s education programs are a life changing experience.” “I finally get it; mental illnesses are medical issues and not my fault!” “NAMI Berkshire County helped me build confidence in the healing process. I have the courage to face whatever comes with their support.” “Details on how to get an accurate diagnosis and treatment options really opened my eyes to the possibilities. My kid has rights. Now I have hope.”
We encourage you to peruse our website and like us on Facebook to keep current with all that we have to offer. For additional information, comments or concerns, contact us at 413-443-1666 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All inquiries are confidential, and there is no charge for the assistance you receive.
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Do you have questions about what your health insurance covers for mental health or substance use disorder services?
The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) of 2008 requires health insurers and group health plans to provide the same level of benefits for mental and/or substance use treatment and services that they do for medical/surgical care.
The final MHPAEA regulations published in 2013 applied parity protections to the commercial market, and final regulations issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on March 29, 2016, applies parity rules to Medicaid managed care and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. As a result, parity requirements now apply to most health plans in the United States.
Download these resources about parity for mental health and substance use disorder benefits: