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Helping People and Communities Address Mental Health Challenges
The new Survey of Mayors, conducted by the Boston University Initiative on Cities, found that 52 percent of mayors identified mental health and substance use as their top concern. Not unemployment. Not poverty. Not housing.
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Addressing the Nation’s Surging Overdose Crisis
Our nation’s overdose crisis has never been worse, and the record number of deaths the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported last month should force cities, states and the federal government to take bold steps now to end the carnage.
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Breaking Down Barriers to Access, No Matter Where People Live
Acacia Network, a mental health and substance use treatment organization based in Bronx, New York, is working in partnership with Puerto Rico’s clinics to find ways to overcome barriers in Aibonito and throughout the island for all Puerto Ricans.
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At the State and Federal Level, We Have Many Options to Address Workforce Shortage
Our own research at the National Council found that 78% of our members are seeing increased demand for services compared to three months ago, and 62% have longer waitlists. In addition, 97% of our members told us they are having difficulty recruiting new employees.
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Screening for ACEs has Improved Outcomes and Wellbeing
Mental health and substance use treatment organizations and primary care clinics throughout the nation are quickly learning the value of screening to understand the scope and impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
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CCBHCs and Integrated Care – A Model All Communities Can Follow
Integrity House in New Jersey is just one success story of becoming a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) to serve patients with mental health challenges and substance use disorders.
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Americans & Alcohol: A Sobering Situation
We already know the pandemic has increased anxiety and harmed mental health. The stress caused by the pandemic also led to dramatic increase in drinking.
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Now More than Ever, Employers Must Provide Mental Health Support for Employees
It’s never been more important or more apparent that employers must acknowledge the anxiety of workers and take steps to help employees cope with the enormous stress and strain caused with returning to work while the pandemic continues to pose a risk.
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Back to School Will Not Be Back to Normal. Here’s How You Can Help.
To help with the return to school, many districts are designing strategies to help students and teachers who experienced mental health challenges during the pandemic.
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