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Archive: April 2015

Are Long Life and Good Life Mutually Exclusive?

April 21, 2015 | Healthcare trends | Comments

Jeannie Campbell

Executive Vice President, National Council for Behavioral Health

Dan Buettner Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel   Do we sacrifice quality of life for longevity? Or is longevity a gift for a life well-lived? This year, the National Council for Behavioral Health is pleased to host an unlikely duo – Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, Affordable Care Act architect and provocateur, and Dan Buettner, best-selling author and National […]

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Jake Bowling

Director, Practice Improvement

When I was eighteen, like many young folks, I left my hometown in the coal fields of West Virginia to pursue a college degree. Energized by the prospect of being independent, meeting new people, and following my passion for religion and theology, I loaded my Chevy up and headed two hours north to a small […]

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What We Know (and What We Don’t) About Predicting Suicide Risk

April 3, 2015 | Suicide | Comments

Dr. Jane Pearson, National Institute of Mental Health; Dr. Lisa Colpe, National Institute of Mental Health; and Colleen Carr, National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention

Screening for suicide risk is common to most suicide prevention efforts and clinical practices that aim to identify at-risk individuals. To reduce suicide’s burden, there are a number of research-supported screening and risk detection tools to employ, but there is no doubt that further research is necessary to better understand the various factors that put […]

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