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2018, 2019 and “Fifty Forward”

December 18, 2018 | Advocacy | Mental Health First Aid | Comments
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Linda Rosenberg

Former President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” – Hamilton Wright Mabie As the year winds down and we find ourselves thrust into the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, I want to take a moment to reflect on what we accomplished this year and where we are […]

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Starting the Conversation: Mental Health First Aid at Work

July 30, 2018 | Mental Health First Aid | Comments
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Linda Rosenberg

Former President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.. – Annie Dillard The iconic designer Kate Spade hid her depression and anxiety behind her bright smile and colorful, eponymous brand. That made her death by suicide earlier this year even more difficult for her family, friends, coworkers and legions of loyal […]

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Let Mental Health First Aid Make You a Winner This Month!

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Linda Rosenberg

Former President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

May is Mental Health Month, and I can’t think of a more appropriate way to mark the occasion than to announce the launch of #BeKindBeTheDifference – a contest sponsored by the National Council and Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation to encourage people to get trained in Mental Health First Aid. Anyone can learn to […]

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The Power to Make a Difference

July 26, 2017 | Mental Health First Aid | Comments
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Linda Rosenberg

Former President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

Mental Health First Aid Wins Prestigious Award The National Council has been honored with a prestigious Power of A Summit Award from ASAE, the Center for Association Leadership, for our Be 1 in a Million campaign. We are one of only six associations receiving this year’s top accolade, and we are very proud. ASAE created […]

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My List of 2016 Priorities

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Linda Rosenberg

Former President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

 I recently sat down with Julie Miller, Editor in Chief of Behavioral Healthcare Magazine, to talk about what’s coming in 2016.  Read more in this article in Behavioral Healthcare.   

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A Do-Something Congress

Linda Rosenberg

Former President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

This editorial originally appeared in Roll Call. As this lame-duck Congress limps to the end of its tenure, pundits are shouting about its ineffectiveness. The 113th Congress passed fewer laws than any Congress in 60 years. With control of the government still divided along party lines, many see little hope the next Congress will be […]

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Something to Talk About

March 25, 2014 | Mental Health First Aid | Comments
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Linda Rosenberg

Former President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

I recently got a call from George Delgrosso, Executive Director of the Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council, excited to share the news that the Colorado legislature approved $750,000 to expand Mental Health First Aid in Colorado. What made the difference in getting the appropriation? A legislative staff member took the course and became a champion of […]

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2014: Estimating Real Change in Healthcare

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Linda Rosenberg

Former President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

“We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don’t let yourself be lulled into inaction.” I couldn’t agree more with Bill Gates…

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Sandy Hook: One Year Later, Time for Action

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Linda Rosenberg

Former President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

A year has come and gone. And during this holiday season, it’s hard to think of those 20 innocent children and six brave adults in Newtown, Connecticut who will never unwrap their presents, hug their families, or bake cookies again. With heavy hearts our nation still asks why, and what can be done to prevent […]

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Furthering President Kennedy’s Vision: An Interview with Patrick Kennedy

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Linda Rosenberg

Former President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

As we mark the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s signing of the landmark Community Mental Health Act of 1963, Patrick Kennedy, behavioral health’s great champion, has launched The Kennedy Forum to honor the legacy of his uncle and to create a national conversation that will advance the work President Kennedy began. I am privileged to […]

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