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The Law that Can Save a Life

April 18, 2017 | Addictions | Comments

Gary Mendell

Founder and CEO of Shatterproof

Tens of thousands of our loved ones die every year because they are addicted to prescription opioid pain pills or heroin. In 1999, approximately 6,000 Americans died from an opioid overdose – this includes both prescription painkillers (such as OxyContin, Vicodin, and Percocet) and heroin. By 2015, that number exploded to over 33,000 – more […]

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CCBHCs: Are you ready to grow your peer services?

Sarah Flinspach

Project Assistant, National Council for Behavioral Health

It takes more than sunshine and water for a robust Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) peer services program to sprout. CCBHCs: Redefining Behavioral Health Care CCBHCs are a new provider type in Medicaid tasked with utilizing innovative and creative strategies to increase Americans’ access to behavioral health care services. Beginning in 2017, CCBHCs will […]

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The Happiness Advantage: Better Habits for Better Outcomes

April 5, 2017 | Uncategorized | Comments

Special NatCon17 Feature

Come hear Shawn Achor turn your understanding of happiness and success upside down. He’ll speak from 11:15 am – 12:15 pm in WSCC: 4AB.  Wednesday’s closing General Session at NatCon17 is not to be missed. Many of you remember that childhood song that begins, “If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.”  Well, […]

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Breaking out of Our Bubble: Why the Surgeon General’s Report on Addiction Is Still Critical

April 4, 2017 | Addictions | Comments

Special NatCon17 Feature

Join Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and Linda Rosenberg for a Fireside Chat from 2:00 – 3:00 pm in WSCC: 4AB. Today at NatCon17, Linda Rosenberg sits down with U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy for a “fireside chat.” She’ll ask the questions that you would ask – the questions that are top of mind for all […]

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Jim’s Insider Seattle Travel Guide

April 3, 2017 | Uncategorized | Comments

Jim Vollendroff

Welcome to Seattle!  As a local I wanted to give you a few insider tips that may enhance your time in this beautiful City surrounded by water and mountains. There is the obvious must do list: Space Needle Pike Place Market Pioneer Square Seattle Seattle Wheel Best Museum: Museum of Flight Best running/Walking Path: The […]

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No Ordinary Time

April 3, 2017 | Uncategorized | Comments

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO

Join Linda Rosenberg at 8:30 am PT in room WSCC 4AB as she rallies the behavioral healthcare field to action in the way only she can! No Ordinary Time Linda Rosenberg, President and CEO National Council for Behavioral Health In the words of Eleanor Roosevelt, “This is no ordinary time.” We won an important battle when […]

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Welcome from Linda Rosenberg

April 2, 2017 | Uncategorized | Comments

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO

Linda Rosenberg, President and CEO National Council for Behavioral Health   Welcome NatCon17! And welcome to those of you across the country who will be joining us through social media. We’ll be connecting and sharing views in ways that weren’t possible just a few years ago. And we want to know what you’re thinking – […]

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Q&A with the #NatCon17 Twitter Ambassadors

Joy Burwell

Director of Communications, National Council for Behavioral Health

Take a few minutes and get to know our Twitter Ambassadors. They will help you experience all of #NatCon17, sharing their unique perspectives within the behavioral health space and giving you an insider’s view of some of our 20 tracks, thought leader sessions, the film festival and more. Subscribe to the official #NatCon17 Twitter Ambassador […]

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