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Meet the #NatCon19 Twitter Ambassadors

March 12, 2019 | Conference Speakers | Comments

Joy Burwell

Director of Communications, National Council for Behavioral Health

Wondering how you’re going to consume all NatCon19 has to offer? Not able to attend? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. For the fifth year, we have top-notch Twitter Ambassadors who through their live-tweeting of #NatCon19, will share their unique perspectives and give you an insider’s view of our general sessions with speakers like Atul […]

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Igniting the Workforce through Leadership Training

January 31, 2019 | Middle Management Academy | Comments

Nicholas Thomas

Director of Content Marketing, National Council for Behavioral Health

Sometimes all it takes to ignite growth is a single spark. Just ask Georgiana Staley, a 2016 graduate of the Middle Management Academy (MMA), a National Council leadership-training program that helps middle managers become leaders. MMA showed Georgiana, a program director at the Community Services Group, how to become a stronger link in the management […]

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Boosting the Behavioral Health Care Workforce

January 29, 2019 | Workforce | Comments

Nicholas Thomas

Director of Content Marketing, National Council for Behavioral Health

Cuts in funding, stagnant reimbursement rates and regulations make it difficult for behavioral health care providers to sustain an adequate workforce and keep their doors open. As the demand for behavioral health services increases, so does the need to recruit and retain health care practitioners and staff. Here are four ways the National Council is […]

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From Rock Bottom to Recovery – CCBHCs Save Lives

Nicholas Thomas

Director of Content Marketing, National Council for Behavioral Health

Aaron Keller (left), with from Ozark Center staff. Aaron Keller had hit rock bottom. He started using methamphetamines when he was 13. After marrying at 18, he began selling drugs to support his habit. In a single year, Aaron was arrested more than 20 times. At 24, he was sent to prison for 26 months […]

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CCBHCs: Serving Those Who Serve Us

Cory Gunkel

Social Media Manager, National Council for Behavioral Health

About 20 veterans a day die by suicide, and fewer than 50 percent of our returning service members who need mental health care receive it. The statistics are as startling as they are revealing. As veterans return and transition back into civilian life, they too often suffer in silence or reach out for help in […]

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They’ve Given Us Their Best – It’s Time to Give Them Our Best

November 9, 2018 | Veterans | Comments

Jeannie Campbell

Executive Vice President & COO, National Council for Behavioral Health

On November 11, Veterans Day, we honor our heroes – the men and women who answered the call to military service. We remember their achievements, their courage and their dedication and say thank you for their sacrifices. As a 22-year Navy veteran, I can tell you how much this day of remembrance means to veterans […]

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Stepping Out of the Vacuum and Into the Community

October 18, 2018 | Mental Health First Aid | Comments

Michael Allora

Retired Deputy Fire Chief and Mental Health First Aid Instructor

The following post originally ran on the Mental Health First Aid Blog. We don’t provide our services in a vacuum. We are people who provide services to other people. And like many first responders across the country, the Clifton Fire Department in Clifton, N.J., is seeing an increasing number of calls from people who are […]

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The Many Faces of Mental Illness

September 24, 2018 | Mental Health First Aid | Suicide | Comments

Nicholas Thomas

Director of Content Marketing, National Council for Behavioral Health.

The following post originally ran on the Mental Health First Aid Blog. The face of mental illness can be deceptive, hidden behind big smiles, wide eyes and exuberant expressions forced into place to avoid detection. Millions of people every day wear a rehearsed look of “all is right with the world.” Many muster the courage […]

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What Comes Next? How To Find the Right Therapist

September 21, 2018 | Mental Health First Aid | Comments

Franziska Ross

National Council for Behavioral Health

The following post originally ran on the Mental Health First Aid Blog. Mental Health First Aid teaches people how to understand, recognize and respond to people who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis and connect people to care, if necessary. But what happens after people make the decision to see a […]

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Amherst H. Wilder Foundation’s CCBHC Story

Pahoua K. Yang

Vice President, Community Mental Health and Wellness, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation

When Cha* was brought to us at the Wilder Foundation, he was out of control and struggling with addiction. He was homeless, had no insurance, no job and no path to recovery. His parents, who were his main support, didn’t speak English.  They didn’t know much about substance use or mental health disorders, but they […]

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