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Coping in a Crisis: Telehealth Opens New Opportunities for Patients and Providers

April 30, 2020 | Community Impact | Comments
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William Glanz

Senior Writer

View Point Health Director of Core Services Julie Solinski (pictured) engages in a video conference with co-workers. Editor’s Note: The coronavirus outbreak has led practitioners to rethink behavioral health care treatment and the delivery of service. In this series, we will address the questions and concerns raised by providers and offer tips and suggestions to […]

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Advancing Behavioral Health Care in New Jersey

April 28, 2020 | Education and Events | Comments
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Nicholas Addison Thomas

Director of Content Marketing, National Council for Behavioral Health

When Joe Masciandaro (pictured at right) was starting out in the mental health field, effective medication or treatment for mental illness didn’t exist. It was 1963 and little was known about behavioral health care. Over time, Joe helped move the field forward – especially through his 42 years of leading Care Plus NJ, a Certified […]

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A Lifetime of Leadership in Behavioral Health Care

April 24, 2020 | Education and Events | Comments
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Nicholas Addison Thomas

Director of Content Marketing, National Council for Behavioral Health

In this blog post, we get to know Karl Wilson, former president and CEO of Crider Health Center. Karl is the newest recipient of our Lifetime Achievement Award, one of several awards given through our annual Awards of Excellence program. What does the Lifetime Achievement Award mean to you? “It is both a wonderful surprise […]

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A Journey from Rock Bottom to Recovery

April 21, 2020 | Education and Events | Comments
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Nicholas Addison Thomas

Director of Content Marketing, National Council for Behavioral Health

For years, Janet Paleo hid from the world. After being hospitalized for two years – and then 50 more times in a decade – health care professionals said there was no hope for her. She shut down. Everything hurt. And then she met a provider who was also a peer; someone who had experienced tragedy […]

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Coping in a Crisis: PPE Shortage Increases Risk and Anxiety

April 20, 2020 | Community Impact | Comments
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William Glanz

Senior Writer

Tim Swinfard (pictured), president and chief executive officer of Compass Health Network, began searching for personal protective equipment early this year in anticipation of a shortage. Editor’s Note: The coronavirus outbreak has led practitioners to rethink behavioral health care treatment and the delivery of service. In this series, we will address the questions and concerns […]

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Managing Your Mental Health – A Gen-Z Perspective

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Nicholas Addison Thomas

Director of Content Marketing, National Council for Behavioral Health

COVID-19 affects us all differently. While there’s no escaping the impacts of this novel coronavirus, it does afford us an opportunity to learn more about its repercussions on different populations. We sat down to talk with Jazmin Carpenter, 22, a CONNECTED youth influencer and recent college graduate, to get her thoughts on how the pandemic […]

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From Fighting Fires to Fighting for Others

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Nicholas Addison Thomas

Director of Content Marketing, National Council for Behavioral Health

Each year, through our Awards of Excellence program, we honor select individuals who are using their strengths to help peers on their road to recovery. We are proud to recognize Jeff Avery, a peer support specialist for Johnson County Mental Health Center in Kansas, with the Peer of the Year Award for his invaluable contributions […]

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Moving Behavioral Health Care Mountains in Rural Minnesota

April 15, 2020 | Education and Events | Comments
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Nicholas Addison Thomas

Director of Content Marketing, National Council for Behavioral Health

Accessing mental illness and addiction treatment in rural Minnesota can be challenging. As a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC), Northwestern Mental Health Center (NWMHC) is helping residents get the care they expect and deserve. In this spotlight, we interview Shauna Reitmeier, CEO of NWMHC, the newest recipient of our Awards of Excellence program’s Innovation […]

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Staying Connected: LGBTQ+ Resources During COVID-19

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Paul Curtis and Michael Carrone

Executive Director of the California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies and a National Council board member, and the Director of Healthcare Transformation, respectively

When looking back at the past month, it is clear that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has drastically changed our lives. The way we work now incorporates new safety measures and personal protective equipment, social distancing and, in some cases, remote connection. Everyone is at home now; some are working, while others are facing loss of […]

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