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Why America Should Expand the Excellence in Mental Health Act: A Survivor’s Tale

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Cheryl Sharp

Exclusive Consultant for Trauma Informed Care Initiatives, National Council for Behavioral Health

If we could access the services that today’s Certified Community Behavioral Health Centers offer, we would have spared from pain and anguish.

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The CCBHC Heroes You Didn’t Even Know You Had

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Jeremy Atterman

Project Coordinator, National Council for Behavioral Health

Here’s a question every  soon-to-be Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) should be asking itself: “Who is going to lead as our organization adapts to new ways of doing business?” CCBHC implementation is an all-hands-on-deck moment for any organization. Your CEO’s vision will guide the way for growth and opportunity within your organization. Your board […]

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We All Know “THAT Student”

October 17, 2016 | Trauma | Trauma Resilience | Comments
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Pam Black, Linda Henderson-Smith & Karen Johnson

National Council for Behavioral Health

We all know “that student.” It doesn’t matter whether they are a preschool, elementary, middle or high school student, educators are well aware of the student who comes to school angry, agitated and not ready to learn. It appears school is the last place this student wants to be. Yet, they return every single day, […]

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National Council Issues Template Comments on Medication-Assisted Treatment Rule

October 13, 2016 | Uncategorized | Comments
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Justin Franks

Communications Associate, National Council for Behavioral Health

New proposed rules from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) aim to increase access to opioid use disorder treatment while reducing the opportunity for medication diversion. SAMHSA included within the proposed rule specific questions for stakeholders from the field to answer about the potential impact of certain regulatory changes like the prescriber […]

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Better Coordination Brings Improved Discharge Planning for Those Incarcerated with Behavioral Health Needs

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Hannah Huntt & Flannery Peterson

National Council for Behavioral Health

Improving the quality of life for justice-involved individuals living with mental illness and substance use disorders (SUD) can start with something as small as a simple conversation. Two organizations in Hennepin County, Minnesota — Hennepin County Community Services (HCCS) and RESOURCE Chemical and Mental Health — can attest to this strategy. As participants in the […]

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Toward a New Recovery Culture

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Justin Luke Riley

President and CEO, Young People in Recovery

Young People in Recovery advocates for a new recovery culture in all communities. What can you do in yours?

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