Posted on May 22, 2012
Mental Health Awareness Month began in 1949 to raise awareness of mental health conditions and mental wellness for all. The year, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is celebrating Mental Health Month by asking you to contact President Obama and urge him to implement the final regulations of the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act.
The Mental Health parity and Addiction Act would ensure that large group health insurance and Medicaid plans provide coverage for mental health or substance abuse disorders on par with coverage offered for physical ailments. Implementation of the final rule would make Mental Health Parity a reality.
The Advocacy Committee of Fountain House urges you please to call or email President Obama and urge him to implement the final Mental Health Parity rule. It’s an important issue that affects people with mental illness and their loved ones. You can help to make Mental Health Parity a reality!
Dice Cooper and Alan Miller
Clerical Unit and Advocacy Committee, Fountain House