CCBHCs are Reviving the Safety-net
“We hear stories of people in tears when they realize they can get help.” – CCBHC survey respondent Three years ago, we celebrated the passage of the Excellence in Mental Health Act demonstration, designed to expand Americans’ access to community-based addiction and mental health services. We hoped the initiative would provide sustainable footing to combat […]
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Addressing America’s Number One Killer Starts Today
As we mark the 40th anniversary of the first nationwide Great American Smokeout this Thursday, November 16, we cannot forget that tobacco is the number one cause of preventable deaths in the United States and around the world. The statistics are startling: Cigarette smoking kills nearly half a million Americans each year – more than […]
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It’s Our Duty to Honor Veterans
This week Americans are saying to our nation’s veterans, “Thank you for your service.” Families are placing flags on the graves of the fallen. Businesses are offering free car washes, haircuts and admission to parks and museums to active duty military, veterans and their families. But as a Navy veteran and mental health and addictions […]
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NatCon18 Call for Presentations: Make Your Voice Heard!
Opportunities multiply as they are seized. Sun Tzu Dear Colleagues and Friends: This year, we’ve been so busy seizing opportunities to ensure that health care is a right, not a privilege, we haven’t had a moment to reflect on all that we’ve accomplished. We’ve won numerous battles in a war that is far from over. […]
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Using Trauma-Informed Care to Address Homelessness
Denver is experiencing a crisis of homelessness. The homeless population in Colorado spiked 8 percent since 2013 and is estimated to be more than 3,300 people in Denver. As others debate the causes, the Mental Health Center of Denver is responding with a solution – a promising new approach – an apartment complex that integrates […]
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