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Behavioral Health Centers of Excellence and the Future of Health

December 12, 2013 | Community Impact | Comments
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Dale Jarvis

Dale Jarvis and Associates

It’s my guess that more than 90% of those reading this know that in any given year over 40 million adults experience a mental health disorder in the United States, and nearly 20 million have a substance use disorder. In addition, individuals struggling with these conditions have healthcare costs up to 3.5 times higher than […]

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Submit Your Session Ideas for National Council Conference

November 19, 2013 | Mental Health Treatment | Comments
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Heather Cobb

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

The National Council Conference is looking for cutting-edge session ideas. Share your input to create a conference experience that engages, challenges, and educates behavioral health leaders.

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

September 9, 2013 | Mental Health 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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THE FAMILY GUIDE TO MENTAL HEALTH CARE

July 26, 2013 | Mental Health Treatment | Comments
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The Family Guide to Mental Health Care by Dr. Lloyd Sederer is an excellent resource for families struggling with a loved one’s mental illness. This book answers questions about various mental illnesses, assesses whether doctors are helping, identifies treatments, and guides you through navigating and paying for treatment.

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Be the Mayo Clinic of Behavioral Health

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Heather Cobb

Senior Director, Creative and Strategy

The Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, and similar “centers of excellence” attract healthcare clients from far beyond their immediate community. Why do people seek care with them, what traits do these clinics have in common, and how can you establish your agency as a Mayo Clinic of behavioral health? People seek out these centers because they […]

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The Kennedy Blessing

June 14, 2013 | Population Health | Comments

Heather Cobb

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

Patrick Kennedy says he was “blessed,” that he won the lottery by being born a Kennedy. Wow ― how that blessing has spread. Mental health and addiction care in this nation wouldn’t be the same without him.

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Hot Spotting: A Healthcare Trend at the Pulse

Heather Cobb

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

Hot spotting is a healthcare strategy that can improve health outcomes for people with complex healthcare needs who are the highest utilizers of care.

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What Does the Oscar-Nominated Movie ‘Lincoln’ Have to do with Conference ’13?

January 28, 2013 | Mental Health Treatment | Comments
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Heather Cobb

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

Pop Quiz: What in the World Does 12-Time Oscar-Nominated Movie Lincoln Have to do with Conference ’13? Multiple choice!

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Political Undercurrents Raise Big Questions for 2013 Budget

January 10, 2013 | Mental Health Treatment | Comments
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