Since the first of the year, CFYM has informed and educated our readers about the issues of mental health parity. Our guest bloggers have asked, “If we don’t have access, do we really have parity?” Others have revealed the tragic results that can occur when access is lacking. Still others have pointed out the disparity between states.
The one point they all have in common is a plea for you, the reader, to take action! Taking action means getting involved. Below are some suggestions:
- Understand your insurance benefits
- Challenge stigma
- Contact your elected officials
While the words are simple on paper, actually taking steps is anything but. That is why CFYM, in partnership with the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), wants to make getting involved easier for our readers.