MENTAL HEALTH PARITY
Timely Access to Care: My daughter is enrolled in a MediCal Managed Care Plan and needs to see a therapist as soon as possible. I keep calling for an appointment, but so far the only thing that is available is in 6 weeks. What can I do?
Federal Mental Health Parity Laws Now Apply to All MediCal Managed Care Plans: If you or your child is enrolled in a California MediCal managed care plan, including a MediCal alternative benefit plan, you are protected by some of the provisions of the federal mental health parity laws.
Medical Necessity: What is it?: My daughter’s therapist has recommended that she have individual therapy once a week, but my health insurance plan informed me that they will not pay for these sessions because “they are not medically necessary.” What does this mean?
TIPS FOR STUDENTS WITH MENTAL DISABILITIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Tip #1 – Definition of Disability under the ADA
Tip #2 – Some Differences Between K-12 and College for Students with Disabilities
Tip #3 – How to Apply for Reasonable Accommodations
Tip #4 – Types of Academic Services and Accommodations Available
Tip #5 – Deciding to Register with Disability Services
Tip #6 – Grievance Procedures
Position Statement: Children with Incarcerated Parents: An Unmet Mental Health Need
See more publications at Disability Rights California
The Stigma and Discrimination Reduction and Advancing Policy to Eliminate Discrimination Program (APEDP)
California’s Mental Health Movement
Check out the Each Mind Matters campaign and watch the documentary “A New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness.“