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Why We Must Support Maternal Mental Health

June 27, 2016 | Awards of Excellence | Comments

Adrienne Griffen

Founder, Postpartum Support Virginia

Having a new baby is the happiest time in a woman’s life, right? Not always. One in five new or expectant mothers will experience debilitating anxiety or depression during pregnancy or the first year postpartum.  These illnesses – known as perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) – are the most common complication of pregnancy and […]

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The Power of Advocacy

June 10, 2016 | Awards of Excellence | Comments

Ali Siemianowski

Communication Specialist, National Council for Behavioral Health

This is the first article in the National Council’s series profiling the achievements of our 2016 Awards of Excellence honorees. Across the country, local jails are not only over-crowded, but in some states have also become the largest behavioral health service providers. An estimated two million people living with mental illness and addictions reside in […]

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Don’t Forget to Celebrate Your Employees this Holiday Season

December 4, 2015 | Awards of Excellence | Workforce | Comments

Ali Siemianowski

Communication Specialist, National Council for Behavioral Health

Between decking the halls, parties and last minute shopping, it’s easy to forget that the holidays are a time to celebrate the year’s successes and reflect on plans for the New Year. It’s a time to show our gratitude and thanks for the people in our lives. Have you thought about how you will show […]

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Awards of Excellence – A New Focus on Wellness Across Our Lives

December 1, 2015 | Awards of Excellence | Comments

Kara Guerriero

Vice President, Membership and Corporate Relations

At 99, Keiko Fukuda was still teaching judo classes three times a week, holding the Joshi Judo Camp and hosting the Fukuda Invitational Kata Championships. At 81, Lew Hollander was still competing in Ironman triathlons – a 112-mile bike ride, followed by a 2.4-mile swim and topped off with a marathon, all in a single […]

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What’s Behind a Remarkable Crisis Services Program?

Heather Cobb

Sr. Director, Creative & Strategy, National Council for Behavioral Health

In March, a desperate young mother called the Behavioral Health Response (BHR) crisis line in eastern Missouri. The five-year-old boy she and her family were adopting was acting aggressively and couldn’t be calmed. Right away, BHR sent a mobile crisis team to the family’s home. They made an appointment for the boy and his mother […]

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Creating Safe Harbors for People with Mental Illness

Heather Cobb

Sr. Director, Creative & Strategy, National Council for Behavioral Health

Everyone has a unique road to recovery and Award of Excellence honoree Clarence Jordan is passionate about helping people discover that road by giving them fishing poles, not fish.

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A Moment to Celebrate

Bob Bennett

Chief Executive Officer, The Felton Institute

Hear what Bob Bennett, CEO of the Award of Excellence-winning program, PREP, has to say about advances in treatments for mental illness and the need for greater access.

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