Mental Health America’s national office is asking affiliates to share stories of lived experience with difficulties accessing mental health services within a private health insurance plan that we may include in the promotion of the upcoming parity rule. These examples could include the inability to find an in-network provider, prior authorization decisions finding care not medically necessary, or premature cessation of services. Those who wish to share their stories may submit them to Mary Giliberti, MHA Chief Public Policy Officer, at