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Leading Through Crisis: Cultivating Morally and Psychologically Safe Environments

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Elizabeth Guroff, MA, LCMFT

Director, Trauma-informed Services, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

While physical safety is a vital component of establishing a safe and secure environment, Sandra L. Bloom, M.D., reminds us that safety must also include “psychological, social and moral safety.”

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Consulting Corner: Laura Leone Creates Community Impact

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Nicholas Thomas

Director of Content Marketing, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

In this third post in our Consulting Corner series, we speak with Laura Leone about her consulting journey, the integrated health model and her leadership style.

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Overcoming the Trauma of COVID-19 with “Resiliencing”

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Amelia Roeschlein, DSW, MA, LMFT

Consultant, Trauma Informed Services, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Consultant Amelia Roeschlein proposes the wide adoption of the term “resiliencing” during this culmination of historical events in real-time through a national experience of complex trauma, a global pandemic, worldwide demonstrations and civil unrest and a push for social justice and reform.

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Consulting Corner: Dr. Jeff Capobianco Delivers the Strategy

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Nicholas Addison Thomas

Director of Content Marketing for the National Council for Mental Wellbeing

In this second post in our Consulting Corner series, we speak with Jeff Capobianco about his expertise in implementing integrated care models.

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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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Consulting Corner: Dr. Ami Roeschlein is Powered by Purpose

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Nicholas Thomas

Director of Content Marketing, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Nicholas Thomas, Director of Content Marketing at the National Council, talks with Dr. Ami Roeschlein, a trauma-informed, resilience-oriented services consultant, to learn more about her journey, consulting style and leadership approach.

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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 Mental Wellbeing

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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A New Normal: Understanding the Challenges of Children with IDD

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Gabe Abbondandolo

Practice Improvement Coordinator

According to the CDC, 13% of children under the age of 18 in the U.S. have a developmental disorder. Of this population, 30-50% have a co-occurring behavioral health diagnosis like depression or anxiety. In fact, when looking at the data for Down syndrome, Williams syndrome, Cerebral palsy, autism and some forms of epilepsy, the rate […]

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Staying Connected: LGBTQ+ Resources During COVID-19

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Paul Curtis and Michael Carrone

Executive Director of the California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies and a National Council board member, and the Director of Healthcare Transformation, respectively

When looking back at the past month, it is clear that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has drastically changed our lives. The way we work now incorporates new safety measures and personal protective equipment, social distancing and, in some cases, remote connection. Everyone is at home now; some are working, while others are facing loss of […]

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Moving the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Community Forward

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Nicole Cadovius

Director of Practice Improvement

Earlier this month, we joined in the national recognition of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, where we celebrated the social changes of deinstitutionalization in the 70s and 80s and took a closer look at the impact today. In the past 30 years, legislation like the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990, and the Individuals with […]

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