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Creating Safe Harbors for People with Mental Illness

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Heather Cobb

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

Everyone has a unique road to recovery and Award of Excellence honoree Clarence Jordan is passionate about helping people discover that road by giving them fishing poles, not fish.

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A Moment to Celebrate

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Bob Bennett

Chief Executive Officer, The Felton Institute

Hear what Bob Bennett, CEO of the Award of Excellence-winning program, PREP, has to say about advances in treatments for mental illness and the need for greater access.

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Centers of Excellence: Final Paper Released!

May 9, 2014 | Community Impact | Comments
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Mohini Venkatesh

, National Council for Behavioral Health

Last December, the National Council asked the behavioral health community – providers, advocates, and peers – to participate in a five-month crowdsourcing project to spark conversation about behavioral health centers of excellence (BHCOE). The results of the project were detailed in a workshop session facilitated by healthcare expert Dale Jarvis at the National Council’s 2014 […]

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Synchronicity and Health Reform

April 29, 2014 | Community Impact | Comments
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Dale Jarvis

Dale Jarvis and Associates

Next week, the National Council for Mental Wellbeing will host its 2014 Annual Conference, which will be peppered with talk about behavioral health centers of excellence (BHCOE) and Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics. During the conference we will introduce an added dimension to BHCOEs – Integrated Behavioral Health Teams (IBHTs). Well, actually, I’m introducing the […]

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BHCOE’s – What’s next?

April 15, 2014 | Community Impact | Comments
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Dale Jarvis

Dale Jarvis and Associates

Last year the Stanford Social Innovation Review published a great piece, The Strategic Plan is Dead. Long Live Strategy. The authors provide a brief history of strategic planning (2,000 years on the battle field; post-World War II in business), followed by two important points: “The world has become a more turbulent place, where anyone with […]

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Show Me the Money

April 2, 2014 | Community Impact | Comments
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Dale Jarvis

Dale Jarvis and Associates

In early February, we posted, “Show Me the Outcomes.” I have to come clean and tell you, that’s not enough. You need to show me the money. Showing us the outcomes is only one-third of the job before us. Let me explain. Everyone has heard the phrase, “we have to move from paying for volume, […]

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Dr. Delaney Ruston: A physician and filmmaker’s journey to expose global mental health

March 24, 2014 | Education and Events | Comments
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Dr. Delaney Ruston

Physician & Filmmaker

What do Bill Gates, Bill Clinton and Bono have in common? They are deeply committed to global health…but who is committed to global mental health? That question led me to make the film Hidden Pictures, which screens at this year’s National Council Conference ‘14. Let me step back and say how I ended up making […]

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You’re Asking Too Much of Me!

March 18, 2014 | Community Impact | Comments
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Dale Jarvis

Dale Jarvis and Associates

I hear two types of editorial comments about this center of excellence crowdsourcing project: “This is really great stuff. The ideas are relevant and timely and we’re on it.” “You’re asking too much of me! I’m already flooded with a 1,000 things that have to be done yesterday.” Both comments are part of the existential […]

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Patrick Kennedy speaks on the “Politics of Psychiatry and Mental Health Care”

March 7, 2014 | Education and Events | Comments
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Patrick Kennedy and Jeffrey Lieberman, M.D.

Reposted from Psychiatry Online

This article reposted and written by Conference ’14 speaker, Patrick Kennedy & Jeffrey Lieberman, M.D. on Psychiatry Online. Winston Churchill said, “Politics is not a game; it is an earnest business,” and finally we are getting serious about the politics of mental health care. After decades if not centuries of neglect, the bonafide health care disparity is receiving an […]

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Joel Dvoskin gives “insights into defusing violence, resolving crises”

March 6, 2014 | Education and Events | Comments
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Joel Dvoskin

Former Acting Commissioner of Mental Health for the State of New York

This article was written by Dennis Grantham, Editor-in-Chief of Behavioral Healthcare featuring Conference ’14 speaker, Joel Dvoskin. In an address to policymakers and law-enforcement personnel at the Crisis Intervention Team International Conference, forensic and clinical psychologist Joel Dvoskin, PhD, ABPP suggested that in order for society to deal effectively with a threat of violence, society must […]

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