Author: Kathleen Shields

The Emerald Jenny Foundation Creates Path to Addiction Help for Families

In February 2016, Jennifer Emerald Ayars lost her battle with drug addiction at age 28. Like many families, Jenny’s family wanted to do something to help others avoid a similar loss. “Jenny never said no to someone in need, and it is important to us that her benevolent light did not stop shining,” said Bill…
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Know Your Rights: The Mental Health Parity Act

It happens too often: families looking for help for a child in a mental health or addiction crisis are turned away from an emergency room or provider’s office. Some are told it’s an insurance problem. Others are told there are no programs available. It’s critically important for parents and healthcare consumers to know that they…
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