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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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New National Council Initiative Reveals that Prevention Messaging Relies on Trust
With funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Council for Mental Wellbeing is leading an initiative to assess the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on substance use risks and drivers among youth ages 12-18 to equip youth-serving providers and organizations with the tools and resources necessary to support prevention messaging.
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The Behavioral Health Leadership Wave: Prepare with Open Access and Open Minds
The behavioral health field, especially community based substance use disorder (SUD) treatment organizations, is facing an unusual wave of personnel changes at the highest levels as many CEOs and senior leaders of community based behavioral health organizations near retirement age.
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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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Interest Groups: A New Destination for Knowledge-sharing
When it comes to helping communities thrive, knowing where to start can be difficult. That’s especially true when it comes to connecting individuals in historically underserved communities to care. We can help through our Interest Groups initiative, a National Council members-only benefit.
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Mental Wellbeing Pulse Check: A Youth Perspective
As concerns for the mental wellbeing of young adults grow, the National Council’s youth-oriented program, CONNECTED, seeks to better understand the lived experience of youth from underserved communities and partner with them to improve access to mental health supports.
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Promoting Youth Voice: An Organizational Perspective
Kristi Slette, executive director of the Whatcom Family & Community Network, talks about how our CONNECTED program is making a difference.
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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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