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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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Leading Through Crisis: Cultivating Morally and Psychologically Safe Environments

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Elizabeth Guroff, MA, LCMFT

Director, Trauma-informed Services, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

While physical safety is a vital component of establishing a safe and secure environment, Sandra L. Bloom, M.D., reminds us that safety must also include “psychological, social and moral safety.”

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The National Council Enters a New Era

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Chuck Ingoglia

President and CEO of the National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Our story began in 1969. But a defining moment in our 52-year history occurred on May 5 at NatCon21, the largest conference in mental health and substance use treatment.

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Racism’s Impact on Mental Health

April 16, 2021 | From the CEO | Population Health | Comments
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Chuck Ingoglia

President and CEO of the National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Racism has consequences. While that may be intuitive, our understanding about the consequences of racist behavior continues to evolve and raise our awareness.

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The Impact of Abuse on Children

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Lauren A. Wills, MPH

Project Coordinator, Practice Improvement & Consulting

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month when the United States recognizes the importance of strengthening families to prevent child abuse and neglect. For decades, these acts of cruelty inflicted on children have been labeled as “very serious,” yet the rates of abuse continue to rise.

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Understanding Harm Reduction: Part 3 – Harm Reduction Advocates Face Hurdles and Hope

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William Glanz

Senior Writer, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

One section tucked in the American Rescue Plan – President Biden’s $1.9 trillion relief package that he signed into law on March 11 – gave harm reduction organizations more optimism than they’ve had in years that opportunities would replace obstacles.

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Consulting Corner: Linda Henderson-Smith Talks Trauma-informed Care

April 2, 2021 | Consulting Corner | Comments
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By Nicholas Thomas

Director of Content Marketing, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Continuing our Consulting Corner series, we speak with Linda Henderson-Smith, director of children and trauma-informed services at the National Council, to learn more about her journey, consulting style and passion for helping clients become trauma-informed.

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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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