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Consulting Corner: Addressing the Whole Person with Pam Pietruszewski

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Nicholas Thomas

Director of Content Marketing, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

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

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Brett Beckerson

Director of Public Policy & Advocacy at the National Council for Mental Wellbeing

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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Lasting Progress on Substance Use Disorders Will Depend on Identifying Long-term Funding

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Chuck Ingoglia

President and CEO of the National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Many members of Congress have distributed press releases over the past few days about receiving grants for their communities from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), which is distributing $3 billion in American Rescue Plan funding.

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Understanding Harm Reduction: Part 3 – Harm Reduction Advocates Face Hurdles and Hope

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William Glanz

Senior Writer, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

One section tucked in the American Rescue Plan – President Biden’s $1.9 trillion relief package that he signed into law on March 11 – gave harm reduction organizations more optimism than they’ve had in years that opportunities would replace obstacles.

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Understanding Harm Reduction: Part 2 – Harm Reduction Advocates Step Up to Help People in Crisis

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William Glanz

Senior Writer, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Hundreds of harm reduction advocates throughout the nation are working tirelessly to provide supplies and educate people about harm reduction in the midst of a devastating overdose crisis and a pandemic that has contributed to overdose deaths.

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Understanding Harm Reduction: Part 1 – National Council Distributes Grants to 16 Harm Reduction Organizations to Address Nation’s Overdose Crisis

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William Glanz

Senior Writer, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

To address the nation’s overdose crisis the CDC has initiated a new program, administered by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, to promote harm reduction strategies through a series of 16 grants to organizations across the country with harm reduction initiatives.

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New SAMHSA Grants: Bringing CCBHCs Nationwide

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Nicholas Addison Thomas

Director of Content Marketing for the National Council for Mental Wellbeing

There’s a new model in behavioral health care, one that is alleviating decades-old challenges that have led to a crisis in providing access to mental health and addiction treatment.

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Putting Addiction into Focus: A Podcast with Tom Hill

January 7, 2021 | Addiction Treatment | Comments
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Nicholas Addison Thomas

Director of Content Marketing for the National Council for Mental Wellbeing

In a new episode of Behavioral Health Today, a podcast by Triad Behavioral Health, host Graham Taylor, PhD, sat down with the National Council’s senior advisor for addiction recovery, Tom Hill, MSW.

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Harm Reduction: Essential Now and Always

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Shannon Mace, JD, MPH

Senior Practice Improvement Advisor for the National Council for Mental Wellbeing

As communities across the U.S. face entirely new experiences of social isolation, grief, economic instability and diminished hope about the future, overdose incidents are steadily increasing.

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Integrating SUD Services – Sustaining Progress in Challenging Times

October 22, 2020 | Addiction Treatment | Comments
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Aaron Williams, MA

Integrated Health Consultant for the National Council for Mental Wellbeing

The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent fight for racial justice have both highlighted and exacerbated existing gaps and inequities in our criminal justice and health care systems.

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