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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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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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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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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Change Is Hard … and Possible … and Necessary
We all know change is hard, especially when the stakes are high. But here’s what I also know: Change is possible and necessary.
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ACEs Champion Spotlight: Orange County – Trauma-informed Care through Collaboration
Orange County, California’s MIND OC is paving the way by leading a cross-sector coalition of organizations dedicated to building a trauma-informed network of care. Karen W. Linkins, PhD, Chief Innovations Officer, and Andrea Mander, Senior Project Manager, share their insights about the impact of their trauma-informed work.
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Igniting the Workforce through Leadership Training
Sometimes all it takes to ignite growth is a single spark. Just ask Georgiana Staley, a 2016 graduate of the Middle Management Academy (MMA), a National Council leadership-training program that helps middle managers become leaders. MMA showed Georgiana, a program director at the Community Services Group, how to become a stronger link in the management […]
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It’s 6:30 am when my alarm goes off. I get up to enjoy the morning quiet and play out the day ahead. This morning, I reflect on the upcoming senior leadership meeting. As I consider those I’ll see around the table, I am once again drawn to the fact that I will be the only […]
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I Was a Little Fish in a Huge Pond: A Young Leader’s Story
Last year’s National Council Conference was the best professional experience I’ve had in my eight year career in behavioral health care. As a millennial still finding my way in a field continually growing toward a fully-integrated health system, the most difficult part of being a “young leader” is feeling misunderstood. I dare to compare generational […]
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