December 12th, 2018

Patrick J. Kennedy praises NUHW

“The National Union of Healthcare Workers is the only union that I know of its type that is raising the profile of this mental health and addiction issue in the way that they are.” — Patrick Kennedy, former Congressman and founder of The Kennedy Forum.

December 12th, 2018

Video: NUHW 2018 Kaiser mental health forum

The National Union of Healthcare Workers held a mental health forum in Oakland to discuss Kaiser Permanente’s delays and denials of mental health care. Patients and their families shared their experiences of struggling to obtain care and the sometimes tragic outcomes that have resulted from Kaiser’s inadequate care; clinicians discussed the difficulties and frustrations of […]

December 10th, 2018

Video: Kaiser 2018 mental health strike: San Francisco

Sonoma County Supervisor Shirlee Zane and the Brown family of Santa Rosa share their stories with striking NUHW-represented Kaiser mental health clinicians in San Francisco. Zane and the Browns lost loved ones to suicide after Kaiser Permanente Thrive denied them the mental health care they desperately needed.

November 27th, 2018

Video: Kaiser, don’t deny your patients care

You can’t wait a month and a half for mental healthcare. That’s what Kaiser Permanente Thrive does to its patients — it prevents them from seeing their therapists in their hour of need. What good is the diagnosis, if you can’t receive the treatment? Kaiser is failing to live up to its obligations as a […]

November 25th, 2018

Video: Kaiser mental health patients are speaking out

Have you waited weeks or months for mental health appointments? Have you been pushed into group therapy or forced to pay out-of-pocket for non-Kaiser therapists? Share your story with us at kaiserdontdeny.org. We represent Kaiser mental health clinicians who are working to make Kaiser finally deliver timely, consistent mental health care.