Mental Health Advocacy Coalition
Mental illness shows no prejudice, directly touching one in every four Americans from children to older adults impacting their families, friends and neighbors.
The ability to access effective mental health services can make a big difference in the lives of those affected by mental illness. Such services help build healthier, happier lives for consumers and strengthen and empower families. They can help individuals find and maintain jobs, and return to school and work, thereby helping our community become stronger.
Medicaid Expansion Video
It is now time to take our advocacy to the Senate!
Please watch this video on YouTube and hear why Medicaid expansion is so important to Ohio.
Then, please call Senate President Faber and your senator to voice your support for Medicaid expansion today! You can find your senator here: www.ohiosenate.gov
MHAC and CCS Release By the Numbers 2
On December 4th, the Mental Health Advocacy Coalition (MHAC) and The Center for Community Solutions (CCS) released By the Numbers 2: Analysis of Ohio's Mental Health Non-Medicaid Spending. The report analyzes Ohio’s mental health non-Medicaid spending, focusing on vital support services that individuals with mental illnesses need to live in and contribute to our communities. The MHAC and CCS undertook this project to collect, consolidate and disseminate data from county boards on support services for individuals with mental illnesses that are not reimbursable by Medicaid. Prior to this report, no such analysis or collection of data existed. This report describes support services and analyzes statewide spending on these services. Download the report here.
Action Signs Toolkit for Youth
Mayo Clinic researchers, in partnership with numerous national mental health advocacy organizations, are issuing new simple-to-understand tools to help identify youth who may have mental health disorders. The Action Signs toolkit brings to fruition a challenge by the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General in 2001 to develop a set of easily identifiable mental health disorder warning signs among youth for use by parents, professionals and community members. Studies have repeatedly shown that up to 75 percent of youth with mental health disorders are usually not identified, and youth do not receive the care they need. Click here for a copy of the toolkit.