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Archive: March 2016

Using Apps to Support Physical Health in Behavioral Health Settings

March 31, 2016 | Healthcare trends | Comments

Hannah Coen

Communications Associate, National Council for Behavioral Health

Like many people, I own a smartphone. Nearly 90 percent of Americans own a cell phone and 64 percent own a smartphone. My smartphone came with a pre-downloaded “Wellness Tracker” app that can track my steps, my diet and even my sleeping patterns and heart rate if I connect to a “wearable” like Fitbit. Even […]

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When Crisis Happens “Now”

March 30, 2016 | Crisis Services | Innovation | Comments

David W. Covington, CEO & President, RI International and Michael Hogan, Independent Advisor and Consultant, Hogan Health Solutions; Co-leads, Crisis Services Task Force, National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention

This article appears in the Crisis to Recovery issue of the National Council Magazine. Our country’s approach to crisis mental health care must be transformed. It is time and we have the tools to prevent tragedies like these: Unspeakable family pain: In November 2013, Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-VA) told CNN that he was alive for just […]

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Crisis Services: How to Get Where We Want to Be

March 22, 2016 | Crisis Services | Innovation | Trauma | Comments

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

This editorial appears in the Crisis to Recovery issue of the National Council Magazine.   The distraught young man whose family brought him into the Bronx hospital looked familiar. After a closer look, I realized I had briefly dated him. I was working in a triage office for a new program to keep people in […]

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