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Inclusive Summer Camps

603 Stories Podcast Inclusive Summer Camps Conversation  The summer may be long gone, but those in charge of running the show are still hard at work!   For years, summer camps have been the place where kids spend their time when school is out. They are an environment where kids are encouraged to grow creatively, get …

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A Parity Primer

In 2008, The Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (Parity Act) made parity for mental health and substance use disorder services a goal. Parity means that insurance carriers must provide roughly equal coverage for mental health and substance use disorder treatments as compared to physical health treatments under an …

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Bernie Seifert - NAMI NH Deputy Director.

Bernie Seifert, MSW, LICSW

Bernie Seifert earned her MSW degree with a sub-concentration in Aging from Boston University in 1984 and has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker serving older adults and their families in New Hampshire since 1988. She is currently the Deputy Director at NAMI New Hampshire (National Alliance on Mental Illness). Over the past several years, …

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Susan Stearns

Susan Stearns is Executive Director of NAMI New Hampshire (National Alliance on Mental Illness).  She has worked in the non-profit sector in New Hampshire for over 30 years, advocating for families, children, and individuals with disabilities.  Her personal experience advocating for loved ones in both the child and adult mental health systems drives her passion …

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