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Creating Safe Harbors for People with Mental Illness

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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

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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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Dr. Delaney Ruston: A physician and filmmaker’s journey to expose global mental health

March 24, 2014 | Education and Events | Comments
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Dr. Delaney Ruston

Physician & Filmmaker

What do Bill Gates, Bill Clinton and Bono have in common? They are deeply committed to global health…but who is committed to global mental health? That question led me to make the film Hidden Pictures, which screens at this year’s National Council Conference ‘14. Let me step back and say how I ended up making […]

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Patrick Kennedy speaks on the “Politics of Psychiatry and Mental Health Care”

March 7, 2014 | Education and Events | Comments
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Patrick Kennedy and Jeffrey Lieberman, M.D.

Reposted from Psychiatry Online

This article reposted and written by Conference ’14 speaker, Patrick Kennedy & Jeffrey Lieberman, M.D. on Psychiatry Online. Winston Churchill said, “Politics is not a game; it is an earnest business,” and finally we are getting serious about the politics of mental health care. After decades if not centuries of neglect, the bonafide health care disparity is receiving an […]

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Joel Dvoskin gives “insights into defusing violence, resolving crises”

March 6, 2014 | Education and Events | Comments
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Joel Dvoskin

Former Acting Commissioner of Mental Health for the State of New York

This article was written by Dennis Grantham, Editor-in-Chief of Behavioral Healthcare featuring Conference ’14 speaker, Joel Dvoskin. In an address to policymakers and law-enforcement personnel at the Crisis Intervention Team International Conference, forensic and clinical psychologist Joel Dvoskin, PhD, ABPP suggested that in order for society to deal effectively with a threat of violence, society must […]

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Dying of a Heroin Overdose Does Not Make You a Scumbag

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A. Thomas McLellan, Ph.D.

CEO and Co-Founder, Treatment Research Institute (TRI)

This article was reposted from the Huffington Post and written by A. Thomas McLellan, one of our Conference ’14 speakers! In the wake of the tragic death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, I am shocked by the vast range of opinions and emotions that have been voiced in the public discourse. Media outlets of all shapes and […]

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Conference ’14 Speaker, Dr. Thomas Insel, is “Blazing Trails in Brain Science.”

February 5, 2014 | Education and Events | Comments
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New York Times

This article was reposted from the New York Times and written by Benedict Carey. The police arrived at the house just after breakfast, dressed in full riot gear, and set up a perimeter at the front and back. Not long after, animal rights marchers began filling the street: scores of people, young and old, yelling […]

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