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The Social Connection Cure for Older Adults

September 24, 2020 | Community Impact | Population Health | Comments
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Laura Leone, , DSW, MSSW, LMSW

Integrated Health Consultant, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

We know ensuring that older adults are engaged with physical and emotional health care can make a positive impact on their overall functioning and health. It turns out that social connection can be just as vital to improving health outcomes and extending an older adult’s life expectancy.

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Connecting People to Life-saving Care

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Nicholas Thomas

Director of Content Marketing at the National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Connecting people to life-saving care is more important than ever. That’s especially true during COVID-19 when uncertainty and health concerns can intensify anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation.

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Reflections on Recovery – A Recovery Month Luncheon Preview

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Nicholas Thomas

Director of Content Marketing at the National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Every September, the nation comes together to recognize the impact of recovery during National Recovery Month. As a thought leader in behavioral health care, this observance is an opportunity for us to further amplify the importance of connecting people to care that leads to life-long recovery.

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In New Orleans, Overcoming Stigma through Relationships

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William Glanz

Senior Writer at the National Council for Mental Wellbeing

In New Orleans, where nearly 60% of the city’s residents are black, behavioral health care professionals have found ways to increase the number of residents receiving care by erasing the stigma surrounding behavioral health.

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Self-care and Crisis Services during COVID-19

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Nicholas Thomas

Director of Content Marketing for the National Council

Understanding and implementing strategies for self-care, resilience-building, cultural humility and trauma-informed care are essential for the health and wellness of call center operators.

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Back to School: A Study in Disruption

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Chuck Ingoglia, MSW

President and CEO of the National Council for Mental Wellbeing

For so many young people this year, back to school does not mean back to normal. In many parts of the country, going back to school this Fall means taking a seat at the kitchen table and opening a school-issued laptop. It means more lessons and lectures over the internet. It means the absence of structure that school provides.

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Offering Hope and Help Amid the Hurt

September 3, 2020 | Community Impact | Comments
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Jeremy Attermann

Business and Strategy Manager, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

With our COVID-19 Relief Fund, we have raised just under half million dollars and secured dozens of in-kind donations, such as hardware and software to support virtual care, pro bono consulting services and technology solutions to support patients and providers.

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Answering the Call to Save a Life: Dialing Up to Gen Z in Crisis

September 3, 2020 | Mental Health Treatment | Comments
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Rachel Huggins

Communications Manager, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

The uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic is leaving many young people feeling isolated and exhausted. For those in the throes of crisis, connecting with a compassionate peer who can provide a listening ear and gentle reminder that they’re not alone may make all the difference.

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Climate Change: What Does it Mean for the Mental Health System?

August 31, 2020 | Population Health | Comments
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Gary Belkin, M.D., Ph.D.

We increasingly see the impact of climate change up close – in accelerating and record-breaking coastal flooding, heat waves, wildfires, droughts and widespread species loss. Such far-reaching and mind-boggling threats are getting increasing attention for their social and emotional ramifications.

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The Power of School-Behavioral Health Partnerships

August 19, 2020 | Mental Health Treatment | Comments
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Pamela Black

External consultant of the trauma-sensitive schools initiative for the National Council for Mental Wellbeing

In many ways, COVID-19 has forced us to adjust our approach to how we live our lives, go to work and teach our children. While its essential that all students with behavioral health needs receive high-quality care and education, it can get complicated within the scope of an enduring pandemic.

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