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Reflections on Recovery: What Brad Pitt and I Have in Common

September 30, 2019 | Addictions | Recovery | Comments
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Vitka Eisen, MSW, Ed.D.

President and CEO of HealthRIGHT 360, and a board member of the National Council for Behavioral Health

Brad Pitt recently told The New York Times, “I had taken things as far as I could take it, so I removed my drinking privileges.” As a former injection heroin user and the CEO of an organization that has treated tens of thousands of people for substance use disorder, I appreciate his candor. It helps […]

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A Story of Recovery: Beating Addiction One Moment at a Time

September 23, 2019 | Addictions | Treatment | Comments
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Nicholas Addison Thomas

Director of Content Marketing, National Council for Behavioral Health

Hope is always within reach – even after hardship. Just ask Samantha, a 31-year-old mother who lost custody of her son in 2016 when she was struggling with addiction. In this interview, Samantha opens up about her journey from being homeless to helping others along their path to recovery. How did you move forward after […]

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Are You Struggling with Thoughts of Suicide?

September 20, 2019 | Suicide | Treatment | Comments
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Lisa Prather

Campaign Manager for the National Council for Behavioral Health

It’s a shocking question, isn’t it? I remember how hard it was the first time I asked a friend. I didn’t know how to make it sound neutral, nonchalant, non-judgmental and frankly … normal. Talking about suicide isn’t easy and not knowing what to say or how to say it can make you feel like […]

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Meeting Children and Youth’s Behavioral Health Needs Where They Are – in School

September 17, 2019 | Mental Health First Aid | Treatment | Comments
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Chris Stoner-Mertz

National Council board member and executive director of California Alliance of Child and Family Services

Summer is over and a new school year is kicking off. New school supplies, reconnecting with classmates and an opportunity to start fresh are among the things that kids look forward to as they ready themselves. But for plenty of students – and by plenty, I mean one in five – there are underlying mental […]

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