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Time to Give Alcohol Issues the Attention They Deserve

May 28, 2020 | Addictions | COVID-19 | Comments
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Tom Hill

Senior Advisor of Practice Improvement

When we all headed home in March under COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, we could feel a collective sense of fear and apprehension about the unknown: How would we manage and for how long? We knew that, despite the wonders of technology to help us stay connected with one another, a sense of isolation could stir feelings […]

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Mental Health Management: COVID-19 Tips from a College Student

May 21, 2020 | connected | COVID-19 | Youth | Comments
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Nicholas Addison Thomas

Director of Content Marketing, National Council for Behavioral Health

For youth and young adults, navigating life can be challenging enough. Add a global pandemic to the mix, and well, things get wonky. In honor of Mental Health Month, I sat down with John Dellick (pictured right), a college student and member of the National Council’s CONNECTED, a youth mental health initiative, to talk about […]

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A New Normal: Understanding the Challenges of Children with IDD

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Gabe Abbondandolo

Practice Improvement Coordinator

According to the CDC, 13% of children under the age of 18 in the U.S. have a developmental disorder. Of this population, 30-50% have a co-occurring behavioral health diagnosis like depression or anxiety. In fact, when looking at the data for Down syndrome, Williams syndrome, Cerebral palsy, autism and some forms of epilepsy, the rate […]

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Innovating at Scale in Bernalillo County

May 6, 2020 | Uncategorized | Comments
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Nicholas Addison Thomas

Director of Content Marketing, National Council for Behavioral Health

When it comes to advancing behavioral health care, innovation is a key ingredient. Just ask Bernalillo County’s Department of Behavioral Health Services, the newest recipient of our Innovation at Work Award through our Awards of Excellence program. In this spotlight, Margarita Chavez-Sanchez, director of the department, highlights the important role innovation plays in community growth. […]

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Pursuing Social Justice and Supporting Innovation

May 4, 2020 | Awards of Excellence | Comments
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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 whose efforts to improve the lives of Americans living with mental illnesses and addictions is unmatched. We are proud to recognize Amy Anderson-Winchell, LCSW, former president of Access: Supports for Living, Inc., with the Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to behavioral health […]

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