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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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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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Impacting the Trajectory of Substance Use: A Conversation on Youth SBIRT
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
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
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
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
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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Racism’s Impact on Mental Health
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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