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Care for suicidal people simply needs to be safer and it should feel like care. Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States and we are failing those who need our help. We’re not training health care practitioners in suicide risk and prevention and we’re not prioritizing suicide as a central focus […]
The following blog originally ran on the Mental Health First Aid Blog. The National Council for Behavioral Health is proud to partner with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to train local club staff in Youth Mental Health First Aid. The eight-hour course teaches parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and […]
Senate leaders have finalized a sweeping legislative package aimed at addressing the opioid epidemic, clearing the way for a Senate vote next week. The Senate had hoped to vote on the measure on Thursday, but inclement weather from Hurricane Florence caused the vote to be cancelled. The bipartisan Opioid Crisis Response Act (S. 2680) comprises more than 70 bills reported [...]