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Strengthening Communication and Collaboration: The Travis County Health Justice Learning Collaborative

Hannah Huntt

Manager, Communications Projects at National Council for Behavioral Health

Danny Smith, Director of Mental Health and Inmate Programs in the Travis County Sheriff’s Office, and Sherry Blyth, Director of Crisis Services at Austin Travis County Integral Care (ATCIC), have known each other for over ten years. However, despite their long-standing ties and the significant overlap in the populations their organizations serve, their professional relationship […]

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Community-Based Alternatives to a System’s Acute Care Needs

April 11, 2016 | Crisis Services | Innovation | Treatment | Comments

Steve Fields Executive Director, Progress Foundation; Betty Dahlquist Executive Director, California Association of Social Rehabilitation Agencies

This article appears in the Crisis to Recovery issue of the National Council Magazine.   Current efforts to reform mental health care in the United States revolve around a perceived lack of inpatient psychiatric beds to assist those experiencing a mental health crisis. The solution is to develop community-based diversion strategies, including outpatient crisis stabilization centers […]

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Moving Toward a Comprehensive Crisis System

April 4, 2016 | Crisis Services | Innovation | Suicide | Comments

Susan Partain

Manager of Communications Projects

An interview with Kana Enomoto, Acting Administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. This interview originally appeared in the Crisis to Recovery issue of the National Council Magazine.   What are the priority areas SAMHSA has defined when it comes to improving crisis services for people with mental health and substance use concerns? At […]

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When Crisis Happens “Now”

March 30, 2016 | Crisis Services | Innovation | Comments

David W. Covington, CEO & President, RI International and Michael Hogan, Independent Advisor and Consultant, Hogan Health Solutions; Co-leads, Crisis Services Task Force, National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention

This article appears in the Crisis to Recovery issue of the National Council Magazine. Our country’s approach to crisis mental health care must be transformed. It is time and we have the tools to prevent tragedies like these: Unspeakable family pain: In November 2013, Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-VA) told CNN that he was alive for just […]

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Crisis Services: How to Get Where We Want to Be

March 22, 2016 | Crisis Services | Innovation | Trauma | Comments

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

This editorial appears in the Crisis to Recovery issue of the National Council Magazine.   The distraught young man whose family brought him into the Bronx hospital looked familiar. After a closer look, I realized I had briefly dated him. I was working in a triage office for a new program to keep people in […]

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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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