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2018.01.22 Applying for Social Security Benefits: Key Components that Aid Success

January 29, 2018

Accessing SSI/SSDI disability benefits can be extremely challenging and the national average approval rate for initial SSI/SSDI claims is only around 30%. However, chances of success can be significantly increased if applicants or their representatives understand the type of information that is required. Using lessons learned from Maryland’s SOAR program (which has an average approval more »

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November 8, 2017

After the recent mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, NAMI’s very own senior policy advisor, Ronald Honberg, J.D. writes about how “faulty assumptions linking violence to mental illness” can negatively impact those with mental illness and the actual risk factors of violence that has been closely studied. Honberg weighs in on what can be done in more »

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Naloxone Can Save a Life

August 11, 2017

As the rate of deaths from opioid overdoses rises in Maryland it has become increasingly important to have access to the anti-overdose medication, Naloxone. If you know someone who abuses opioids (examples include, painkillers like oxycontin, heroin,) you can get Naxolone without without a prescription in Maryland and find a free training near you or more »

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2016’s “Hero of the Year”, Jim Vance, passes away

July 24, 2017

We are deeply saddened to hear that Jim Vance has passed away. Our sincerest condolences to the Vance family and close friends. We were fortunate enough to have the privelege to honor him last year as “Hero of the Year” for his advocacy in the mental health field. He helped thousands by sharing his incredible more »

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