National Council for Behavioral Health

Skip to content
Find a Provider
The National Council logo
Conference 365
Stay connected to the latest news, thought leadership and resources for the behavioral health community, brought to you by the National Council for Behavioral Health.

Moving the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Community Forward

Image related to Moving the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Community Forward

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 […]

Read More   View Comments

Share on LinkedIn

Addressing the Service Needs of Older Adults

Image related to Addressing the Service Needs of Older Adults

Nicole Cadovius

Director of Practice Improvement

In a little more than a month, we will be celebrating Older Americans Month in May. This is an opportunity to reflect on the implications of this population’s projected growth and its effect on society. Developing an understanding of these trends is one way to help shift services to address the growing service needs of […]

Read More   View Comments

Share on LinkedIn

Coping in a Crisis: Overcoming Anxiety

March 23, 2020 | Wellness | Comments
Image related to Coping in a Crisis: Overcoming Anxiety

William Glanz

Senior Writer

Editor’s Note: The coronavirus outbreak has led practitioners to rethink behavioral health care treatment and the delivery of service. In this series, we will address the questions and concerns raised by providers and offer tips and suggestions to help you cope with problems caused by the pandemic. The coronavirus isn’t only a physical challenge. It’s […]

Read More   View Comments

Share on LinkedIn

Resources and Tools for Addressing Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Image related to Resources and Tools for Addressing Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Communications

National Council for Behavioral Health

For more than 50 years, we have been working to promote health and wellness among our staff, stakeholders, members and the communities they support. With recent news of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) inviting a heightened sense of uncertainty and apprehension, that commitment has never been stronger. In this time of confusion, there is hope. And […]

Read More   View Comments

Share on LinkedIn

Navigating the Behavioral Health Impacts of the Coronavirus

Image related to Navigating the Behavioral Health Impacts of the Coronavirus

Dr. Joe Parks

Vice President of Practice Improvement and Co-Chair of the Medical Director Institute

There is no avoiding the concern over the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), or the extent to which it could impact the physical health of our communities, families and ourselves. As the disease spreads and confusion over this public health crisis grows, we must acknowledge that it also can have implications on our behavioral […]

Read More   View Comments

Share on LinkedIn

Minimizing Trauma and Maximizing Treatment for Migrant Children

Image related to Minimizing Trauma and Maximizing Treatment for Migrant Children

Nicholas Addison Thomas

Director of Content Marketing, National Council for Behavioral Health

Left unaddressed, the impacts of trauma can be far-reaching. That’s especially true for children who experience trauma at a young age. According to the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, trauma can contribute to behavioral health and chronic physical health conditions, as well as poor verbal skills and learning disabilities, in children. But recovery is possible […]

Read More   View Comments

Share on LinkedIn

Cultivating Connections to Help Communities Thrive: Shining A Spotlight on Youth Mental Health Champions

Image related to Cultivating Connections to Help Communities Thrive: Shining A Spotlight on Youth Mental Health Champions

Rachel Huggins

Communications Manager, National Council for Behavioral Health

All young people deserve to grow into healthy, resilient adults. Yet the mental health and well-being of young people in the U.S. is in an alarming state. Depression diagnoses among adolescents increased 63 percent between 2013 and 2016. Suicide attempts are four times more likely among LGBTQ youth and deaths by suicide are roughly two […]

Read More   View Comments

Share on LinkedIn

Singing to a Different Tune: How Logan Lynn Breaks Stigma With Music

August 10, 2018 | Mental Health First Aid | Wellness | Comments
Image related to Singing to a Different Tune: How Logan Lynn Breaks Stigma With Music

Cory Gunkel

Social Media Manager, The National Council for Behavioral Health

Logan Lynn sometimes has unspeakable thoughts. The versatile artist, whose music career has spanned more than 20 years, will often experience moments when he can’t quite communicate what he’s thinking, how he feels or why he feels it. It can be a paralyzing and terrifying conundrum, and one that is far too familiar to the […]

Read More   View Comments

Share on LinkedIn

What are the Workplace Wellness Strategies of Behavioral Health Executives?

July 6, 2016 | Wellness | Workforce | Comments
Image related to What are the Workplace Wellness Strategies of Behavioral Health Executives?

Heather Cobb

Sr. Director, Creative & Strategy, National Council for Behavioral Health

Workplace wellness is a buzz phrase. But what does it mean? And why does it matter?

Read More   View Comments

Share on LinkedIn