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Addressing the Nation’s Surging Overdose Crisis
Our nation’s overdose crisis has never been worse, and the record number of deaths the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported last month should force cities, states and the federal government to take bold steps now to end the carnage.
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New National Council Initiative Reveals that Prevention Messaging Relies on Trust
With funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Council for Mental Wellbeing is leading an initiative to assess the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on substance use risks and drivers among youth ages 12-18 to equip youth-serving providers and organizations with the tools and resources necessary to support prevention messaging.
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Interest Groups: A New Destination for Knowledge-sharing
When it comes to helping communities thrive, knowing where to start can be difficult. That’s especially true when it comes to connecting individuals in historically underserved communities to care. We can help through our Interest Groups initiative, a National Council members-only benefit.
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CCBHCs and Integrated Care – A Model All Communities Can Follow
Integrity House in New Jersey is just one success story of becoming a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) to serve patients with mental health challenges and substance use disorders.
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Screening for Success
Providers such as Peoples Community Health Clinic, Inc. are joining other providers participating in the National Council’s Learning Collaborative to assist in implementing YSBIRT in primary care settings to identify, reduce and prevent alcohol and drug use, misuse and dependence among adolescents ages 12 to 18.
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Americans & Alcohol: A Sobering Situation
We already know the pandemic has increased anxiety and harmed mental health. The stress caused by the pandemic also led to dramatic increase in drinking.
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National Recovery Month – Raising Awareness Together
More than just an annual observance, National Recovery Month represents a powerful opportunity for change through collaboration.
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Consulting Corner: Addressing the Whole Person with Pam Pietruszewski
In this interview, Pam Pietruszewski shares insights about what motivates her as a consultant, her consulting style and her journey to the National Council.
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LGBTQ+ Support: Health and Healing in San Francisco
We sat down with Vitka Eisen, HealthRIGHT 360’s president and CEO and a member of our board of directors, to discuss their commitment to advance mental health and substance use care for LGBTQ+ persons and others.
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