The emotional toll from the mass shooting earlier this week in Orlando, Florida, continues to resonate both locally and nationwide. Following a tragedy of this magnitude, mental health support can make a substantial difference in beginning to heal a traumatized community. SAMHSA has tools and resources to support survivors, community members, responders, and behavioral health providers to foster recovery and resilience.
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.
Set out below are additional Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding implementation of the market reform provisions of the Affordable Care Act, as well as FAQs regarding implementation of the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA), as amended by the Affordable Care Act. These FAQs have been prepared jointly by the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury (collectively, the Departments).
Starting January 1, 2016, Anthem members will be able to use LiveHealth Online to have private video visits with a psychologist or therapist for behavioral health counseling. LiveHealth Online makes it easy and convenient for members to get the care they need from the comfort of their own home with:
Health Net has partnered with the online mental health website myStrength to offer support and inspiration for members who may be experiences mental health challenges in their lives. From the flyer introducing the partnership, myStrength is meant to address certain conditions such as anxiety, depression and struggles with substance abuse.