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Peer Specialists Help Clients Navigate the Road to Recovery

July 12, 2021 | From the CEO | Comments
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Chuck Ingoglia

President and CEO, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

As the pandemic has pushed more people to seek treatment for mental health and substance use challenges, the courageous work of those throughout the health care continuum – the professionals who provide physical health and mental health treatment and services – has become more evident.

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Lasting LGBTQ+ Change Requires Attention All Year

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Chuck Ingoglia

President and CEO, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Pride Month has gained momentum this year as more people and organizations express their support for LGBTQ+ people.

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Lasting Progress on Substance Use Disorders Will Depend on Identifying Long-term Funding

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Chuck Ingoglia

President and CEO of the National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Many members of Congress have distributed press releases over the past few days about receiving grants for their communities from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), which is distributing $3 billion in American Rescue Plan funding.

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Changing Our Name, and Changing the Conversation about Mental Health and Substance Use Challenges

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Chuck Ingoglia

President and CEO of the National Council for Mental Wellbeing

National Council for Mental Wellbeing President and CEO Chuck Ingoglia explains the story behind the recent rebrand of the organization.

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The National Council Enters a New Era

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Chuck Ingoglia

President and CEO of the National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Our story began in 1969. But a defining moment in our 52-year history occurred on May 5 at NatCon21, the largest conference in mental health and substance use treatment.

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Racism’s Impact on Mental Health

April 16, 2021 | From the CEO | Population Health | Comments
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Chuck Ingoglia

President and CEO of the National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Racism has consequences. While that may be intuitive, our understanding about the consequences of racist behavior continues to evolve and raise our awareness.

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During Black History Month, Let’s Commit Ourselves to Improving the Mental Health of Black Americans

February 8, 2021 | From the CEO | Population Health | Comments
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Chuck Ingoglia

President and CEO of the National Council for Mental Wellbeing

As we observe Black History Month, it’s vital to our national wellbeing that we both acknowledge and address health inequity so we can meaningfully improve the lives of all Americans.

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Congress Provided Crucial Funding in 2020, but Gaps Remain

January 20, 2021 | From the CEO | Comments
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Chuck Ingoglia

President and CEO of the National Council for Mental Wellbeing

In a challenging year, the behavioral health community notched a big win just before the calendar flipped.

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During the Holidays, Give the Gift of Compassion

December 18, 2020 | From the CEO | Comments
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Chuck Ingoglia

President and CEO of the National Council for Mental Wellbeing

This holiday, focusing on your own wellbeing and treating others with compassion may be the best gifts you can give.

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Lawmakers and Public Voice Support for Greater Investment in Care for Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders

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Chuck Ingoglia

President and CEO of the National Council for Mental Wellbeing

The pandemic has made barriers to access more imposing in communities across the country, due in no small part to the economic impact of a pandemic that has forced so many organizations providing mental health and substance use disorder programs to make drastic cuts. But the pandemic also has fueled massive demand for those programs.

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