At least two workers at the Navy Yard reported that they were standing beside people who were gunned down, one shot in the head. One person got up from a crouched position to see bullet holes near the top of the wall. I would ask the question, why not me? And I might need someone to help me deal with the trauma or guilt. Although many large and small group insurance plans include services for some mental health and substance-use illnesses, there are gaps in coverage. About one-third of those who are currently covered in the individual market have no coverage for substance-use disorders and nearly 20 percent have no coverage for mental health cases, including outpatient therapy visits and inpatient crisis intervention and stabilization, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.
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New mental health Essential NU opens dialogue, explains resources
He added that recognizing ones limits means realizing that the mind can veer off the beaten path and that students should feel open talking about their problems. Returning peer adviser Maria Rozo said the program’s focus on the message “it’s OK to get help” was important. “It’s something we need to break down as a barrier,” the Weinberg senior said. “They should have gotten a little more in-depth on the resources and how to actually get in touch with people. For the first time having a mental health ENU, it was a great stepping stone, but it could definitely be improved in the coming years.” Patricia Hilkert, director of new student and family programs, said the addition of mental health programming to Wildcat Welcome is an attempt to make students aware of the resources available to them and the ways the University can help them before the issues become too serious.
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