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A Path Forward: Mental Health and the United States Pandemic Response

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Chirlane McCray & Linda Rosenburg, MSW

Writer, mental health advocate and First Lady of New York City & former president and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health, respectively

Addressing the pandemic compassionately, while keeping our communities and families safe from harm, requires immediate preparation to meet the current and future mental health needs that come with COVID-19. The mental health care workforce must play a central role in the national recovery.

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Honoring our Military Families, Supporting Their Children

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Ciara Hill

Project Coordinator for the National Council for Behavioral Health

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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Innovative COVID-19 Partnerships: Bringing Community Together to Support Those Experiencing Homelessness

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Mark Boorse, MHS

Director of Program Development, Access Services

Access Services, a participating site in the Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solution’s collaborative, expanded COVID-19 testing to vulnerable populations within their community by leveraging innovative partnerships to scale their mobile crisis and telehealth services.

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We Need More Than Inclusion: Reframing Engagement to Foster Diversity and Equity

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Linda Henderson-Smith, PhD, LPC, CPCS, CCMP

Director, Children and Trauma-informed Services, National Council for Behavioral Health

Many organizations and communities have begun diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in response to their commitment to do “something” to address the impacts of systemic racism and oppression. But is this enough?

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Recovery Homes Build a Following, but There’s Plenty of Room to Grow

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William Glanz

Senior Writer at the National Council for Behavioral Health

Stories of recovery like Korey McCreery’s are less common than they could be because widespread adoption of the recovery housing model among state governments remains elusive.

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The Social Connection Cure for Older Adults

September 24, 2020 | Community Impact | Population Health | Comments
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Laura Leone, , DSW, MSSW, LMSW

Integrated Health Consultant, National Council for Behavioral Health

We know ensuring that older adults are engaged with physical and emotional health care can make a positive impact on their overall functioning and health. It turns out that social connection can be just as vital to improving health outcomes and extending an older adult’s life expectancy.

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In New Orleans, Overcoming Stigma through Relationships

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William Glanz

Senior Writer at the National Council for Behavioral Health

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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Climate Change: What Does it Mean for the Mental Health System?

August 31, 2020 | Population Health | Comments
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Gary Belkin, M.D., Ph.D.

We increasingly see the impact of climate change up close – in accelerating and record-breaking coastal flooding, heat waves, wildfires, droughts and widespread species loss. Such far-reaching and mind-boggling threats are getting increasing attention for their social and emotional ramifications.

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Managed Care Contracting: When Good Intention and Reality Collide

August 6, 2020 | Population Health | Comments
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Joe Parks, MD, and Shannon Mace, JD, MPH

Vice President of Practice Improvement and Senior Practice Improvement Advisor, respectively, for the National Council for Behavioral Health

To better understand the impact Medicaid managed care reforms have had on providers, the National Council for Behavioral Health contracted with independent consultants to conduct an analysis of providers’ and other stakeholders’ experiences.

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Mental Health Management: COVID-19 Tips from a College Student

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Nicholas Addison Thomas

Director of Content Marketing, National Council for Behavioral Health

For youth and young adults, navigating life can be challenging enough. Add a global pandemic to the mix, and well, things get wonky. In honor of Mental Health Month, I sat down with John Dellick (pictured right), a college student and member of the National Council’s CONNECTED, a youth mental health initiative, to talk about […]

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