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Archive: July 2015

Mental health issues don’t take the day off

July 21, 2015 | Mental Health First Aid | Comments

Danielle Poole

Communications Specialist, National Council for Behavioral Health

*Reprinted from Aetna Health Section. Mental health issues don’t stay at home. They don’t take a vacation and they seldom take a day off. Untreated, mental health problems can translate into job performance issues, workplace accidents, staff turnover and absenteeism. Depression alone is estimated to cause 200 million lost workdays each year at a cost […]

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Support Whole Health through Medical Monitoring

July 7, 2015 | Integration | Treatment | Workforce | Comments

Ali Siemianowski

Communications Specialist

We know that individuals with mental health and substance use conditions are at greater risk for chronic medical conditions – such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and COPD – than the general population. And adding primary care and wellness services designed to reduce the impact of chronic medical conditions among this population is quickly becoming a […]

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4 Ways You Can Support Veterans Living With PTSD in Your Community

Danielle Poole

Communications Specialist, National Council for Behavioral Health

With Independence Day upon us, learn some ways you can help support those who have served our country. 1)  Put it in context Although the prevalence of PTSD is higher among returning veterans than in the general population, the vast majority of service members will return without the disorder. 2) Be sensitive to signs and […]

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