With HHS Secretary Sebelius recently announcing long-awaited parity laws, our two mental health experts will explain what this means for Americans who suffer from mental illness and how insurance companies will now have to give equal coverage to people who have a mental disorder. They will also speak about the new federal grants for community health centers that are helping people sign up for health insurance. Jamison Monroe is the CEO of Newport Academy, a mental health and addiction facility in CA and CT, who believes this will finally make mental health treatment affordable, bringing people with mental illness out of the shadows. Carolyn Wolf, an attorney in mental health law, believes this is long-overdue, as the insurance companies have fought for years not to cover people with mental illnesses. But the next fight is getting insurance companies to actually follow the law.

Tune in with Mary Woods on “One Hour At A Time” for her new episode “New Parity Laws And What It Means For Insurance Coverage with guests Jamison Monroe, Jr. CEO, Newport Academy and Carolyn Reinach Wolf, Attorney in Mental Health Law” On the Voiceameica Health and Wellness Channel. Every Monday 12 PM Pacific Time.

Recovery, whether it is from substance abuse or a mental illness, or both requires a treatment plan, which in many cases is as effective as treatments for other chronic illnesses. “One Hour AT A Time” will increase awareness about recovery and decrease the discrimination against individuals in the recovery process. Host Mary Woods, will help people understand the recovery of adults and families living with co-occurring substance use disorders and psychotic and/or affective illness over the course of a lifetime. Helping individuals develop the skills and knowledge they need to take personal responsibility for their health and supporting individuals in their efforts to get on with life beyond illness has been Mary’s mission and she now brings that mission to the airwaves. Broadcasting live on VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness every Monday afternoon at 12 PM Pacific, “One Hour AT A Time” – where recovery begins with education.