The National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City, Inc. (NAMI-NYC Metro) is a grassroots organization that provides support, education, and advocacy for families and individuals of all ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds who live with mental illness. As the largest affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, we work collaboratively with our state and national affiliates, and with other stakeholders in the community, to educate the public, advocate for legislation, reduce stigma, and improve the mental health system.
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Make Compliance with the Federal Parity Law a Reality
Take Action Now!
The Mental Health Parity and Addition Equity Act (MHPAEA) was enacted over four years ago, but a final rule implementing the law has not been issued yet. In January, President Obama promised a final MHPAEA rule by the end of the year, but in the interim, consumers and families seeking treatment for serious mental illness have not been able to access the services they need.
If you or a family member has experienced health plans more strictly managing or denying mental illness treatment services more than other services covered in the plan, please send your parity violation story to the Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services. If available, please include all relevant documents as well. Please click here for more information.