A new resource, created in pamphlet form, helps consumers and their providers understand protections related to their mental health and substance use disorder (MH and SUD) benefits and take action if their benefits are denied.
Have you been hit with a surprise medical bill? Did you follow your insurance company’s rules by picking a hospital, lab, or outpatient facility that is in your plan’s network to keep costs low? But then did you end up getting a huge surprise medical bill from specialists, labs, or others who are not in your plan’s network—providers you didn’t choose, may have never met, and had no control over?
A Journey Toward Health & Hope: Your Handbook for Recovery After a Suicide Attempt can now be ordered and downloaded from the SAMHSA Store. This new booklet is designed to help people who have attempted suicide take their first steps toward healing and recovery. Tools and stories in the booklet come from first-hand experiences of individuals who have survived a suicide attempt and their supporters. It is the hope of the writers that their personal knowledge about the challenges of suicide attempts and the steps to successfully recover will help readers learn they are not alone, how to develop hope, and most importantly, how to stay safe in challenging times.