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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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Back to School: A Study in Disruption

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Chuck Ingoglia, MSW

President and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health

For so many young people this year, back to school does not mean back to normal. In many parts of the country, going back to school this Fall means taking a seat at the kitchen table and opening a school-issued laptop. It means more lessons and lectures over the internet. It means the absence of structure that school provides.

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Answering the Call to Save a Life: Dialing Up to Gen Z in Crisis

September 3, 2020 | Mental Health Treatment | Comments
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Rachel Huggins

Communications Manager, National Council for Behavioral Health

The uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic is leaving many young people feeling isolated and exhausted. For those in the throes of crisis, connecting with a compassionate peer who can provide a listening ear and gentle reminder that they’re not alone may make all the difference.

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The Power of School-Behavioral Health Partnerships

August 19, 2020 | Mental Health Treatment | Comments
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Pamela Black

External consultant of the trauma-sensitive schools initiative for the National Council for Behavioral Health

In many ways, COVID-19 has forced us to adjust our approach to how we live our lives, go to work and teach our children. While its essential that all students with behavioral health needs receive high-quality care and education, it can get complicated within the scope of an enduring pandemic.

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Pride and Recovery as Acts of Resistance

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Tom Hill

Senior Advisor for Practice Improvement, The National Council for Behavioral Health

Every June, LGBTQ+ communities all over the globe plan marches, rallies and events to commemorate the anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion in Greenwich Village, New York City, in 1969. Stonewall was by no means the first act of queer resistance, but it remains a watershed event in the evolution of the LGBTQ+ social and political […]

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Innovating at Scale in Bernalillo County

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Nicholas Addison Thomas

Director of Content Marketing, National Council for Behavioral Health

When it comes to advancing behavioral health care, innovation is a key ingredient. Just ask Bernalillo County’s Department of Behavioral Health Services, the newest recipient of our Innovation at Work Award through our Awards of Excellence program. In this spotlight, Margarita Chavez-Sanchez, director of the department, highlights the important role innovation plays in community growth. […]

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Building Organizational Resilience in the Face of a Ubiquitous Challenge

March 19, 2020 | Mental Health Treatment | Comments
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Karen Johnson

Trauma-Informed Lens Consulting

Ubiquitous: present, appearing, found everywhere. The challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic fit this definition better than any event I have experienced in my lifetime. We each have a moment when our life changed – a before and after COVID-19. For some it was a few weeks ago – when you worried about laying people […]

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