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Connecting People to Life-saving Care

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Nicholas Thomas

Director of Content Marketing at the National Council for Behavioral Health

Connecting people to life-saving care is more important than ever. That’s especially true during COVID-19 when uncertainty and health concerns can intensify anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation.

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Reflections on Recovery – A Recovery Month Luncheon Preview

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Nicholas Thomas

Director of Content Marketing at the National Council for Behavioral Health

Every September, the nation comes together to recognize the impact of recovery during National Recovery Month. As a thought leader in behavioral health care, this observance is an opportunity for us to further amplify the importance of connecting people to care that leads to life-long recovery.

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Recognizing Advocacy All-Stars during Hill Day at Home

June 17, 2020 | Education and Events | Comments
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Nicholas Addison Thomas

Director of Content Marketing, National Council for Behavioral Health

As COVID-19 continues to impact communities across the country, individuals and organizations behind the scenes are stepping up for people with mental health and addiction treatment needs – from frontline workers and appointed officials, to behavioral health care leadership.

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Pursuing Social Justice and Supporting Innovation

May 4, 2020 | Education and Events | Comments
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Nicholas Addison Thomas

Director of Content Marketing, National Council for Behavioral Health

Each year, through our Awards of Excellence program, we honor select individuals whose efforts to improve the lives of Americans living with mental illnesses and addictions is unmatched. We are proud to recognize Amy Anderson-Winchell, LCSW, former president of Access: Supports for Living, Inc., with the Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to behavioral health […]

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Advancing Behavioral Health Care in New Jersey

April 28, 2020 | Education and Events | Comments
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Nicholas Addison Thomas

Director of Content Marketing, National Council for Behavioral Health

When Joe Masciandaro (pictured at right) was starting out in the mental health field, effective medication or treatment for mental illness didn’t exist. It was 1963 and little was known about behavioral health care. Over time, Joe helped move the field forward – especially through his 42 years of leading Care Plus NJ, a Certified […]

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A Lifetime of Leadership in Behavioral Health Care

April 24, 2020 | Education and Events | Comments
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Nicholas Addison Thomas

Director of Content Marketing, National Council for Behavioral Health

In this blog post, we get to know Karl Wilson, former president and CEO of Crider Health Center. Karl is the newest recipient of our Lifetime Achievement Award, one of several awards given through our annual Awards of Excellence program. What does the Lifetime Achievement Award mean to you? “It is both a wonderful surprise […]

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A Journey from Rock Bottom to Recovery

April 21, 2020 | Education and Events | Comments
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Nicholas Addison Thomas

Director of Content Marketing, National Council for Behavioral Health

For years, Janet Paleo hid from the world. After being hospitalized for two years – and then 50 more times in a decade – health care professionals said there was no hope for her. She shut down. Everything hurt. And then she met a provider who was also a peer; someone who had experienced tragedy […]

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From Fighting Fires to Fighting for Others

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Nicholas Addison Thomas

Director of Content Marketing, National Council for Behavioral Health

Each year, through our Awards of Excellence program, we honor select individuals who are using their strengths to help peers on their road to recovery. We are proud to recognize Jeff Avery, a peer support specialist for Johnson County Mental Health Center in Kansas, with the Peer of the Year Award for his invaluable contributions […]

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Moving Behavioral Health Care Mountains in Rural Minnesota

April 15, 2020 | Education and Events | Comments
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Nicholas Addison Thomas

Director of Content Marketing, National Council for Behavioral Health

Accessing mental illness and addiction treatment in rural Minnesota can be challenging. As a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC), Northwestern Mental Health Center (NWMHC) is helping residents get the care they expect and deserve. In this spotlight, we interview Shauna Reitmeier, CEO of NWMHC, the newest recipient of our Awards of Excellence program’s Innovation […]

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Resources and Tools for Addressing Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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National Council for Behavioral Health

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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