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CCBHCs and Integrated Care – A Model All Communities Can Follow

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Chuck Ingoglia

President and CEO, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

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

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William Glanz

Senior Writer, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

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

September 17, 2021 | Addiction Treatment | From the CEO | Comments
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Chuck Ingoglia

President and CEO, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

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

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Nicholas Thomas

Director of Content Marketing, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

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

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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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