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Overcoming the Trauma of COVID-19 with “Resiliencing”

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Amelia Roeschlein, DSW, MA, LMFT

Consultant, Trauma Informed Services, National Council for Behavioral Health

Consultant Amelia Roeschlein proposes the wide adoption of the term “resiliencing” during this culmination of historical events in real-time through a national experience of complex trauma, a global pandemic, worldwide demonstrations and civil unrest and a push for social justice and reform.

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New SAMHSA Grants: Bringing CCBHCs Nationwide

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Nicholas Addison Thomas

Director of Content Marketing for the National Council for Behavioral Health

There’s a new model in behavioral health care, one that is alleviating decades-old challenges that have led to a crisis in providing access to mental health and addiction treatment.

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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 Behavioral Health

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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A Path Forward: Mental Health and the United States Pandemic Response

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Chirlane McCray & Linda Rosenburg, MSW

Writer, mental health advocate and First Lady of New York City & former president and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health, respectively

Addressing the pandemic compassionately, while keeping our communities and families safe from harm, requires immediate preparation to meet the current and future mental health needs that come with COVID-19. The mental health care workforce must play a central role in the national recovery.

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Harm Reduction: Essential Now and Always

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Shannon Mace, JD, MPH

Senior Practice Improvement Advisor for the National Council for Behavioral Health

As communities across the U.S. face entirely new experiences of social isolation, grief, economic instability and diminished hope about the future, overdose incidents are steadily increasing.

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Honoring our Military Families, Supporting Their Children

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Ciara Hill

Project Coordinator for the National Council for Behavioral Health

National Veteran and Military Family Month is a time for American citizens to show their support for our military personnel, but once the official holiday ends how do we continue to show them our appreciation, particularly for deployed military personnel?

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8 Steps for Organization-wide Suicide Prevention

October 21, 2020 | Mental Health Treatment | Comments
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Laura Leone, DSW, MSSW, LMSW

Integrated Health Consultant for the National Council for Behavioral Health

Suicide prevention can seem like a daunting undertaking for any organization or center, but as the number of deaths by suicide keep increasing and worsening due to COVID-19, it becomes a necessary public health issue we must address.

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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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In New Orleans, Overcoming Stigma through Relationships

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William Glanz

Senior Writer at the National Council for Behavioral Health

In New Orleans, where nearly 60% of the city’s residents are black, behavioral health care professionals have found ways to increase the number of residents receiving care by erasing the stigma surrounding behavioral health.

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Self-care and Crisis Services during COVID-19

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Nicholas Thomas

Director of Content Marketing for the National Council

Understanding and implementing strategies for self-care, resilience-building, cultural humility and trauma-informed care are essential for the health and wellness of call center operators.

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