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It’s Not About Getting High: What Neuroscience Teaches Us About Addiction

September 8, 2015 | Addictions | Treatment | Comments
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Nora D. Volkow

Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse

This editorial appears in the addictions issue of National Council Magazine. By: Nora D. Volkow, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse Those on the front lines who study and address behavioral health have struggled for decades to remove the stigma that persists around mental illness and addictive disorders. In the addiction field, this has meant […]

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Support Whole Health through Medical Monitoring

July 7, 2015 | Integration | Treatment | Workforce | Comments
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Ali Siemianowski

Communications Specialist

We know that individuals with mental health and substance use conditions are at greater risk for chronic medical conditions – such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and COPD – than the general population. And adding primary care and wellness services designed to reduce the impact of chronic medical conditions among this population is quickly becoming a […]

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Health Care’s Role in Ending Homelessness

June 19, 2015 | Population Health | Treatment | Comments
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Hannah Coen

Communications Associate, NCBH

Every night 580,000 people will experience homelessness, and more than 84,000 people will live through chronic or long-term homelessness because of a mental illness, physical disability or addiction. Traditional medical care is not enough to care for a population disconnected from health care and social networks. Reducing these numbers takes trust and collaboration between people […]

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Treating and Preventing Suicidal Behavior: Four Ways to Deliver More Effective Services

June 16, 2015 | Suicide | Treatment | Comments
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Dr. Jane Pearson, National Institute of Mental Health, Dr. Brian Ahmedani, Henry Ford Health System, Colleen Carr, MPH, National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to treating and preventing suicidal behavior. That is why it’s important to understand a variety of research-based strategies that can help you most effectively serve your patients’ unique needs.   1) Train Providers Research shows that clinicians are likely to come in contact with individuals at risk for suicide over […]

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Waiting to be asked: Trauma-informed care

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Cheryl Sharp, MSW, ALWF

Senior Advisor, Trauma-informed Services, National Council for Behavioral Health

Waiting to Be Asked: A Population Crying Out for Trauma-informed Care Interview with David Johnson, CEO, Navos; Megan Kelly, Vice President, Trauma Informed Services, Navos; Cheryl Sharp, Senior Advisor, Trauma-informed Services, National Council for Behavioral Health This article was originally published in National Council Magazine Trauma is pervasive in our society. In the U.S., 61 […]

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Implementing Help Now, a Case Study

January 5, 2015 | Quality Improvement | Treatment | Comments

Tyler Booth

Chief Operating Officer, InterCommunity, Inc.

Tyler Booth, Chief Operating Officer, InterCommunity, Inc. This article was originally published in National Council Magazine InterCommunity is a private, non-profit, behavioral health center located in an impoverished urban community. We serve an indigent population with severe and persistent mental illness. As of 2011, despite our best efforts, patients had significant delays in accessing care […]

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Are There Reasons Behind Bad Behavior?

December 11, 2014 | Trauma | Treatment | Comments
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Cheryl Sharp

Senior Advisor for Trauma-Informed Services

Trauma is not an excuse for behavior, but it can be a reason for it.  Mike Tyson’s recent declaration that he was sexually abused as a child suggests that his early experiences might have contributed to a life defined by rage and violence. Tyson spoke of his experience during an awkward interview on Opie Radio, […]

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A Moment to Celebrate

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Bob Bennett

Chief Executive Officer, The Felton Institute

Hear what Bob Bennett, CEO of the Award of Excellence-winning program, PREP, has to say about advances in treatments for mental illness and the need for greater access.

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Stumped on Trauma Treatment? Start with the Brain, Says Bruce Perry

September 9, 2013 | Trauma | Treatment | Comments
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Cheryl Sharp

Exclusive Consultant for Trauma Informed Care Initiatives, National Council for Behavioral Health

When I travel the country providing trainings and consultation to behavioral health providers on building trauma-informed systems of care, I see that providers struggle with trauma treatment. Trauma is multi-dimensional and affects many areas of a person’s life — education, health, mental health, substance use, and social connections. Each area involves a different perspective and […]

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