DBSA Princeton in partnership with the Plainsboro Public Library will present a workshop on using health care reform and parity laws to receive the insurance benefits owed to you for treatment for mental health or addiction issues. Carol Rickard, LCSW, a mental healthcare advocate for DBSA, will lead the workshop and address your questions. The workshop, which is free and open to the community, will be on Wednesday, September 14 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the library. Please see the library’s website for directions.
Health care reform has increased access to mental health and addiction treatment services for millions of Americans. But far too many people are not aware of their new rights under mental health parity laws. This workshop will review reforms in insurance plans and provide you with information on how to know, and stand up, for your rights, as well as how to appeal a benefit denial.
In a time when far too many people are dying and there exists an even greater need for access to treatment, only 4% of Americans even know the parity law exists. This historic law was written to eliminate the discrimination against people living with mental health and substance use disorders and ensure people receive the treatment they need. You do not want to miss this workshop being led by Carol Rickard, LSCW, a nationally recognized stress and wellness expert.
THE WORKSHOP IS OPEN TO ALL
Questions? Contact Michael at 609-750-2659 or dbsaPrinceton@gmail.com.
DBSA Princeton offers support groups for persons, including family and friends, living with depression, bipolar disorder, or other related mental health conditions meeting Tuesdays from 7:30 PM to 9:15 PM in Classroom 1 of the Education Center at UMCPP. For additional information about DBSA Princeton visit http://dbsaNewJersey.org/princeton.