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Last Updated: 6/22/2012

SAMHSA’s Resource Center to Promote Acceptance,
Dignity and Social Inclusion Associated with
Mental Health (ADS Center)


Brochures, Fact Sheets, Guides and Toolkits

Health Insurance and Mental Health Services
This web page answers common questions about mental health services and health insurance, with a focus on changes due to implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). It describes expansions in services for mental health and substance use through the ACA, the Health Insurance Marketplace, how to follow up if you think your insurance plan is not meeting its requirements under the ACA, and the behavioral health coverage that Medicaid and Medicare provide. It also includes several links to resources for more information.

Ticket to Work
Social Security's Ticket to Work program supports career development for people with disabilities who want to work. The program is free and voluntary and exists specifically to help people who receive disability benefits progress toward financial independence. People ages 18 through 64 who receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits because of a disability can participate in the program. This Web site provides detailed information about the program for Social Security beneficiaries interested in exploring return-to-work opportunities. The Ticket to Work Help Line can be reached by calling 1-866-968-7842 (V) or 866-833-2967 (TTY).

Self-advocacy and health care for older adults with mental illnesses
This toolkit provides information on the importance of self-advocacy for older adults with behavioral health problems. It provides tips for communicating with healthcare professionals and highlights the value of following up to ensure effective care.

Resources, web pages, and internet links for faith communities
List of helpful resources for faith communities and NAMI affiliates which provide resources for persons of faith to help congregations in their understanding of mental illnesses.

A New Hampshire Guide to Mental Health and Healthy Aging for Older Adults and Caregivers
This guidebook was written for older adults with mental health concerns or mental illnesses, and their caregivers and family members. Living with mental health problems can be challenging, and as an individual grows older, further health issues are often encountered. Some references are specific to New Hampshire resources, but the overall themes can be applied universally.

A guide to mental wellness in older age: Recognizing and overcoming depression
The purpose of this toolkit is to help older adult mental health consumers, in partnership with their health care providers, identify and treat late-life depression.

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This Web site was developed under contract with the Office of Consumer Affairs in SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services. The views, opinions, and content provided on this Web site do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, or policies of SAMHSA or HHS. The resources listed in this Web site are not all-inclusive and inclusion on this Web site does not constitute an endorsement by SAMHSA or HHS.