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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 Mental Wellbeing

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 Mental Wellbeing

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 Mental Wellbeing

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 Mental Wellbeing

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 Mental Wellbeing

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 Mental Wellbeing

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 Mental Wellbeing

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 Mental Wellbeing

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 Mental Wellbeing

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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