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Helping People and Communities Address Mental Health Challenges

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Chuck Ingoglia

President and CEO, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

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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Thriving in Adolescence with Meaningful Relationships: Considerations for Integrated Care Staff

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Laura Leone, DSW, MSSW, LMSW, Consultant

National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Contacts do not equal connection. For adolescents, simply having encounters with others is not enough to be a protective factor against the negative effects of loneliness.

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New National Council Initiative Reveals that Prevention Messaging Relies on Trust

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Alexandra Plante

Director, Communications, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

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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Impacting the Trajectory of Substance Use: A Conversation on Youth SBIRT

November 18, 2021 | Population Health | Comments
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Danny Olan

Communications Intern, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Addressing substance use in adolescence is an important opportunity to positively impact the lives of youth. The earlier youth start using substances, the greater their chances of having a substance use disorder later in life. Different factors – some biological or psychological, others social or environmental – give youth greater protection from or increased risk […]

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Integrated Approaches to Improving Rural Health Equity and Access

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Center of Excellence Team

National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Rural communities face a unique set of health inequities that are not as common in urban areas. Two main contributors to this disparity are structural urbanism and the mental health and recovery services workforce shortage which disproportionately affects rural health service delivery.

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Lasting LGBTQ+ Change Requires Attention All Year

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Chuck Ingoglia

President and CEO, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Pride Month has gained momentum this year as more people and organizations express their support for LGBTQ+ people.

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LGBTQ+ Support: Health and Healing in San Francisco

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Brett Beckerson

Director of Public Policy & Advocacy at the National Council for Mental Wellbeing

We sat down with Vitka Eisen, HealthRIGHT 360’s president and CEO and a member of our board of directors, to discuss their commitment to advance mental health and substance use care for LGBTQ+ persons and others.

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Pride in Our Identities with Hope for the Future

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Brett Beckerson

Director of Public Policy and Advocacy

Brett Beckerson, National Council’s Director of Public Policy and Advocacy, reflects on Pride Month 2021, which marks 20 years of celebrating Pride Month for him.

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The Intersection of Criminal Justice, Race and Addiction: The Case of Harold Easter

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Aaron Williams

Senior Director, Practice Improvement & Consulting

Lost in the shuffle of the global pandemic, George Floyd’s murder and the fight for social justice is the case of Harold Easter, a 41-year-old Black man in North Carolina.

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Racism’s Impact on Mental Health

April 16, 2021 | From the CEO | Population Health | Comments
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Chuck Ingoglia

President and CEO of the National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Racism has consequences. While that may be intuitive, our understanding about the consequences of racist behavior continues to evolve and raise our awareness.

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