Speak Your Mind NJ is a project of the New Jersey Psychological Association (NJPA). We are allied with other mental health providers and consumer groups and individuals to improve access to mental health services and to protect patient privacy.
NJPA recently filed a lawsuit against the New Jersey State Health Benefits Commission, Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc. and Magellan Health Services for violation of patient confidentiality rights provided by the New Jersey Practicing Psychology Licensing Act. We believe insurance companies and state officials improperly require mental health providers to turn over protected confidential mental health records of patients before authorizing treatment by a psychologist, continuing a course of treatment, or paying for services already provided. We are seeking a legal, declaratory judgment that these practices violate state law.
In addition to this lawsuit, we are also launched a new education campaign to alert New Jersey residents, mental health professionals, employers and policy makers to this crisis. This website is the cornerstone of that effort. We invite you to learn more, at our website http://www.SpeakYourMindNJ.org
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
Our target audience is residents of NJ who want to give a voice in this advocay campaign to protect patient rights and demand easier access to mental health services.
These are both males and females, 21+ who are currently in therapy or have been in the past. They are often reserved and hesitant to speak up for themselves and be heard.
We are looking for a logo with the following:
Human element, i.e. people, faces, soft human element, idea of protecting privacy, idea that they people who are often very reserved and insecure can speak up and know that they're privacy is secure.
Mental health feel -- possibly the use of a head, the mind (not a brain)