Mental Health

Although anyone can develop a mental health problem, African Americans sometimes experience more severe forms of mental health conditions due to unmet needs and other barriers. According to the Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, African Americans are 20% more likely to experience serious mental health problems than the general population. Common mental health disorders among African Americans include

Mental Health Agencies

Brooks Behavioral Health 

 

3550 W Cheyenne Ave

(702) 570-5200

 

We believe in nurturing the fruit of our future! We provide a plethora of services for Mental & Physical Health, Intensive Outpatient Programming Services!

AGAPE
Family Enrichment Center

 

3620 N. Rancho Drive Ste. 107

702-656-LOVE (5683)

Agape Family Enrichment Center(AFEC) a family-based organization who works with and offers services to those who suffer from mental illness.

Nevada Resource Guide

Adult - Ages 22 and Older

Community & Support Network 

Early Intervention - Ages Birth-3​

AUTISM CORNER

Our  goal is to help parents navigate the responsibilities and needs they face in raising and coping with the additional stress of raising a autistic child. Having raised an Autistic child, our founders know the struggles and issues first hand and are here to help. 

Our  goal is to help parents navigate the responsibilities and needs they face in raising and coping with the additional stress of raising a autistic child. Having raised an Autistic child, our founders know the struggles and issues first hand and are here to help. 

Grant a Gift Autism Foundation (GGAF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity helping children, youth and their families fight autism by providing diagnostic and treatment funding, support services, vocational training, transitional planning and education. GGAF serves as a community safety net by filling in treatment and funding gaps not covered by state and federal resources or insurance.

Project Sunshine Nevada (formerly the Torino Foundation) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that aims to relieve isolation and hopelessness and to foster deep connections and companionship among children with special needs and their families. Each year, Project Sunshine Nevada hosts free summer camps, Special Dates for Special Kids, and other community events geared toward providing children with special needs experiences outside their often medically oriented routines. Project Sunshine Nevada staff and supporters work to present children with special needs opportunities for physical, mental and emotional growth, often involving a fun connection with nature and the outdoors.

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P.A.A.U.S.E for Autism, strives to empower  

African-American families and underprivileged Communities by bringing more Autism Awareness and creating programs that help families thrive past the initial diagnosis of Autism. We hope that through bringing more Awareness, the community can serve as a beacon of hope to help families deal with the everyday challenges of Autism.

WHAT IS MY INSURANCE OBLIGATED TO COVER IN THE STATE OF NEVADA?

 

1. What does Nevada’s Autism Insurance Reform Bill (AB 162) do? The law requires insurance companies to cover evidence-based, medically necessary autism therapies for affected children. Specifically, the statute requires that insurers cover up to $36,000 per year for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). This maximum year benefit will be altered annually based on inflation. Coverage continues until after 18, or up until age 22 if individual the remains enrolled in high school. the law also forbids health insurers from requiring individuals to pay a higher deductible, copayment or coinsurance or endure a longer waiting period for optional care related to autism treatment than is required for other covered out-patient care. Similarly, insurers are forbidden from refusing to issue or canceling a health insurance policy solely because someone on the policy currently uses or may uses autism-related services in the future. 2. What services are covered? AB 162 covers the diagnosis, screening, and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Covered treatment is defined as that which is identified in a treatment plan, including medically necessary habilative or rehabilitative care, prescription care, psychiatric care, psychological care, behavior therapy or therapeutic care. 3. Does the law cover all of the Autism Spectrum disorders? Yes, the law covers all conditions currently listed as autism spectrum disorders in the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). The law defines Autism Spectrum disorders as neurobiological medical conditions including but not limited to autistic disorder, Asperger’s Disorder, and Pervasive Development Disorder Not Otherwise Specified. While the statute does not specifically refer to the DSM as many statutes in other states do, the fact that the covered disorders are not limited to those listed above indicates that should the DSM list a new Autism Spectrum disorder in the future, that disorder would likely be covered. 4. Will the law reimburse my early intervention program or school-provided services? No. The statute explicitly states that it should not be construed to require insurers to reimburse early intervention agencies or schools for the autism-related services that they deliver.

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