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This holiday season, I see lots of experts offering advice on how to prevent ideological conflict during family gatherings. Most suggestions involve avoidance – principally, don’t talk about politics. While that may be good advice, I suspect it is hard to implement in practice. So, let me offer another approach.
A substantial portion of the prison population is not receiving treatment for mental health conditions, according to a study by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Research also shows that 75 percent of incarcerated individuals have a substance use disorder and, due to a lack of health care coverage and inconsistent treatment services, are at […]
This week, the National Council hosted Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai, along with leaders from Congress, federal agencies and community groups, to discuss a proposal to establish “9-8-8” as the new national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline number. This announcement closely mirrors Congress’s work on the issue via the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act of 2019 [...]