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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.