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Understanding Harm Reduction: Part 2 – Harm Reduction Advocates Step Up to Help People in Crisis

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William Glanz

Senior Writer, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Hundreds of harm reduction advocates throughout the nation are working tirelessly to provide supplies and educate people about harm reduction in the midst of a devastating overdose crisis and a pandemic that has contributed to overdose deaths.

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Understanding Harm Reduction: Part 1 – National Council Distributes Grants to 16 Harm Reduction Organizations to Address Nation’s Overdose Crisis

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William Glanz

Senior Writer, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

To address the nation’s overdose crisis the CDC has initiated a new program, administered by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, to promote harm reduction strategies through a series of 16 grants to organizations across the country with harm reduction initiatives.

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Key Ingredients in Response to the Pandemic: Peer Support Values

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Martha Barbone

Certified Peer Specialist (CPS)

Martha Barbone, a peer specialist from Massachusetts, writes about the importance of person-centered support and shared lived experience during a pandemic.

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The Pandemic Illustrates How Important it is to Understand and Address ACEs

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Joe Parks, MD

Medical Director, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

One year into the ACEs Aware grant, a state-led initiative under California Surgeon General Nadine Burke Harris, MD, we know more than ever about the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress on young people.

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Workforce development: We Must Fill the Talent Pool

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By Chuck Ingoglia and Mohini Venkatesh

President and CEO of the National Council, and vice president of business and strategy, respectively

While last summer’s protests throughout the nation exposed the enormous scope and scale of structural racism in America – and the generations of pain it has caused – it also provided opportunities to talk about where racism persists, how it harms people and what we can do to rectify racial inequity.

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During Black History Month, Let’s Commit Ourselves to Improving the Mental Health of Black Americans

February 8, 2021 | From the CEO | Population Health | Comments
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Chuck Ingoglia

President and CEO of the National Council for Mental Wellbeing

As we observe Black History Month, it’s vital to our national wellbeing that we both acknowledge and address health inequity so we can meaningfully improve the lives of all Americans.

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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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Moving Forward this Black History Month – Setting Youth Up for Success

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J'Neal Woods

Project Coordinator, Practice Improvement and Consulting

Black History Month is rarely used as an opportunity to discuss and understand the toll of overcoming historical adversity and its long-lasting effects on our mental health. It’s time we start.

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Turning COVID-19 Challenges into Opportunities: Tele-behavioral Health within Latino Communities

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Marta Gallego-Adkins Ph.D.

Psychologist, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, FL

To overcome the barriers to accessing mental and behavioral health services experienced by many within the Latino and immigrant community in Southwest Florida, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, Inc., in Venice, Fla., a participating site in the CoE’s collaborative, developed a solution that prioritized bi-lingual and bi-cultural outreach and service provision within their community.

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Congress Provided Crucial Funding in 2020, but Gaps Remain

January 20, 2021 | From the CEO | Comments
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Chuck Ingoglia

President and CEO of the National Council for Mental Wellbeing

In a challenging year, the behavioral health community notched a big win just before the calendar flipped.

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