Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Parity Continues To Be A Problem- Aspire Advocates is Working to Find Solutions

Federal Agencies Submit Report to Congress on Parity By Shalini Wickramatilake, MHS Recently, the U.S. Departments of the Treasury, Labor (DOL), and Health and Human Services (HHS) released their 2022 Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) Report to Congress. This report indicates that health insurers are failing to deliver parity for mental health (MH) and substance use disorder (SUD) coverage for their beneficiaries. The report also describes the federal government’s efforts to better enforce MHPAEA, and offers recommendations on how to strengthen parity implementation. The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) of 2008 requires health insurance…


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DBT requires more up-front service/cost than do other, less effective treatments, but saves up to 50% in treatment costs by the end of one year.  DBT is an effective, efficient treatment that reduces suicide and self-harm behavior across age groups, reduces associated symptoms including substance use disorders, depression, and eating disorders.  In addition, it has been shown to decrease ADHD, aggression, and impulsivity in populations not diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. This Is The Flyer We Are Sharing With Legislators, Advocacy Groups, And Governmental Agencies