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It’s time to talk about tobacco use

January 25, 2016 | Population Health | Treatment | Comments

Shelina D. Foderingham

Director of Practice Improvement

If you don’t already know, people with mental illnesses and addictions are more likely to smoke than the general population. And, of the 480,000 tobacco-related deaths each year, nearly half are among people living with these disorders. This very real problem that affects the people you treat, contributes to heart disease, diabetes, cancer and other […]

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Roy Fisher

Program Manager, Navos Mental Health Solutions

It’s 6:30 am when my alarm goes off. I get up to enjoy the morning quiet and play out the day ahead. This morning, I reflect on the upcoming senior leadership meeting. As I consider those I’ll see around the table, I am once again drawn to the fact that I will be the only […]

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What do the 2016 presidential candidates have to say about addiction?

January 12, 2016 | Addictions | Comments

Susan Partain

Manager, Communications Projects

Addiction is shaping up to be a topic of focus in the 2016 presidential election. And, last week, on January 5, we had the opportunity to hear directly from a number of key presidential candidates – Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Carly Fiorina, John Gilmore and John Kasich – on their priorities for addictions policy during […]

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Is Providing Trauma-informed Care for Kids as Easy as Changing the Lens?

January 7, 2016 | Trauma | Trauma Resilience | Comments

Mary Johnson

Staff Writer

“A child is only as healthy as the family is. And as secure as the family is.” We know that early interventions are always best, so when it comes to children and families, providing holistic, trauma-informed care is pivotal. And organizations like The Children’s Clinic, “Serving Children and Their Families” (TCC), Long Beach, California, are […]

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Can We Prevent Disability from Serious Mental Illnesses?

Adam Swanson

Senior Policy Associate

Recently published clinical outcomes from the Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode raises the question: can we prevent disability from serious mental illnesses?

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