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ACEs Champion Spotlight: Kings County – The Power of Community to Prevent Toxic Stress

July 14, 2021 | Mental Health Treatment | Comments
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Rachel Huggins

Communications Manager, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Located in the Central Valley of California, Kings County ACEs Network of Care is spearheading efforts to advance trauma prevention through a community-oriented lens.

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Peer Specialists Help Clients Navigate the Road to Recovery

July 12, 2021 | From the CEO | Comments
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Chuck Ingoglia

President and CEO, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

As the pandemic has pushed more people to seek treatment for mental health and substance use challenges, the courageous work of those throughout the health care continuum – the professionals who provide physical health and mental health treatment and services – has become more evident.

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Answering the Call: The Benefits of Teletherapy for Teens and Young Adults

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Melissa Boudin, PsyD

Clinical Director, Choosing Therapy

The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the emotional impact that traumatic events have on the lives of countless children and their families. What can be done to mitigate these adverse effects? How can we create a path forward?

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Lasting LGBTQ+ Change Requires Attention All Year

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Chuck Ingoglia

President and CEO, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Pride Month has gained momentum this year as more people and organizations express their support for LGBTQ+ people.

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Building Blocks for Success

June 29, 2021 | Mental Health Treatment | Comments
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Deanna Roepke

Vice President & General Manager, Mental Health First Aid

Deanna Roepke, Vice President and General Manager for Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) USA, discusses the goal to make MHFA a household name, as recognizable and relied upon as physical First Aid or CPR.

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LGBTQ+ Support: Health and Healing in San Francisco

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Brett Beckerson

Director of Public Policy & Advocacy at the National Council for Mental Wellbeing

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

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Brett Beckerson

Director of Public Policy and Advocacy

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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Lasting Progress on Substance Use Disorders Will Depend on Identifying Long-term Funding

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Chuck Ingoglia

President and CEO of the National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Many members of Congress have distributed press releases over the past few days about receiving grants for their communities from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), which is distributing $3 billion in American Rescue Plan funding.

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Changing Our Name, and Changing the Conversation about Mental Health and Substance Use Challenges

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Chuck Ingoglia

President and CEO of the National Council for Mental Wellbeing

National Council for Mental Wellbeing President and CEO Chuck Ingoglia explains the story behind the recent rebrand of the organization.

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The Intersection of Criminal Justice, Race and Addiction: The Case of Harold Easter

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Aaron Williams

Senior Director, Practice Improvement & Consulting

Lost in the shuffle of the global pandemic, George Floyd’s murder and the fight for social justice is the case of Harold Easter, a 41-year-old Black man in North Carolina.

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