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Coping in a Crisis: PPE Shortage Increases Risk and Anxiety

April 20, 2020 | Community Impact | Comments
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William Glanz

Senior Writer

Tim Swinfard (pictured), president and chief executive officer of Compass Health Network, began searching for personal protective equipment early this year in anticipation of a shortage. Editor’s Note: The coronavirus outbreak has led practitioners to rethink behavioral health care treatment and the delivery of service. In this series, we will address the questions and concerns […]

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Managing Your Mental Health – A Gen-Z Perspective

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Nicholas Addison Thomas

Director of Content Marketing, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

COVID-19 affects us all differently. While there’s no escaping the impacts of this novel coronavirus, it does afford us an opportunity to learn more about its repercussions on different populations. We sat down to talk with Jazmin Carpenter, 22, a CONNECTED youth influencer and recent college graduate, to get her thoughts on how the pandemic […]

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Coping in a Crisis: On the Frontlines with the Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris, Inc.

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William Glanz

Senior Writer

Marvin Gorsky, LCSW, senior director with the Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris, Inc. in Montclair, New Jersey, consults with colleagues using his laptop. Editor’s Note: The coronavirus outbreak has led practitioners to rethink behavioral health care treatment and the delivery of service. In this series, we will address the questions and concerns raised […]

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Resources and Tools for Addressing Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Communications

National Council for Mental Wellbeing

For more than 50 years, we have been working to promote health and wellness among our staff, stakeholders, members and the communities they support. With recent news of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) inviting a heightened sense of uncertainty and apprehension, that commitment has never been stronger. In this time of confusion, there is hope. And […]

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Meeting Unaccompanied Minors Where They Are

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Jody Levison-Johnson and Jeremy C. Kohomban, Ph.D.

President and CEO of The Council on Accreditation, and President and CEO of The Children’s Village (respectively)

Since 2004, human service organizations have served thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children. With their support, the majority of these children were safely reunited with family or a sponsor in the U.S. However, recent media stories raise questions about the treatment and mental health needs of these children, who often suffer from fear, anxiety and depression. […]

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A Collection of Resources for Community Impact

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Nicholas Addison Thomas

Director of Content Marketing, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

The demand for behavioral health care knows no boundaries. Every day, we are connecting vulnerable populations – like migrant families and their children – to the care they deserve. With this in mind, we’ve put together a collection of external resources to help you maximize your impact in your community. Click on the links below […]

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Stigma Regarding Mental Illness among People of Color

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Victor Armstrong, MSW

Vice President of Behavioral Health for Atrium Health, and a member of the National Council's board of directors

One of the remaining taboos in many communities of color is the stigma around mental illness. Whether it’s depression or anxiety (or, the worst-case scenario, suicide), there is a longstanding belief in these communities that such concerns are taboo, and their impact is the problem of “the other.” Though communities of color, because of socioeconomic […]

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Q&A with the #NatCon17 Twitter Ambassadors

April 1, 2017 | Community Impact | Comments
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Joy Burwell

Director of Communications, National Council for Behavioral Health

Take a few minutes and get to know our Twitter Ambassadors. They will help you experience all of #NatCon17, sharing their unique perspectives within the behavioral health space and giving you an insider’s view of some of our 20 tracks, thought leader sessions, the film festival and more. Subscribe to the official #NatCon17 Twitter Ambassador […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Conversion Therapy for LGBTQ Youth is Bad

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Adam Swanson

Senior Policy Associate, National Council for Behavioral Health

First federal report concludes that conversion therapy for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning (LGBTQ) youth is not effective.

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Step It Up: Networking at NatCon16

February 29, 2016 | Community Impact | Comments
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Ali Siemianowski

Communications Specialist

In a week, the National Council will kickoff NatCon16 in Las Vegas. While you can’t personally shake hands with the more than 4,000 attendees, the conference is a great opportunity to connect with old colleagues, meet new people and find solutions for your business. Here’s five ways to step up your networking at NatCon16. Prep — […]

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