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Peer Specialists Help Clients Navigate the Road to Recovery
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
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
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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The National Council Enters a New Era
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
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 the Holidays, Give the Gift of Compassion
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
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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