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This year, NatCon19 will be in Nashville, TN.  We are looking forward to seeing you all there March 25-27, 2019!


Whole Health Action Management (WHAM) promotes whole health self-management and strengthens the peer workforce’s role in integrated healthcare delivery.

WHAM prepares the peer workforce to use person-centered planning to set achievable whole health goals and weekly action plans to create new health behavior by engaging in weekly WHAM groups. It also teaches basic health screens for prevention and shared decision making with health professionals.

Founded on researched chronic disease self-management programs such as HARP (Health and Recovery Peer Program) and science-based health and resiliency factors, like the Relaxation Response, WHAM was designed by peers for peers in recovery from mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

Mental Health First Aid

1 in 5 Americans has a mental illness and many are reluctant to seek help or might not know where to turn for care. The symptoms of mental illness can be difficult to detect — even when friends and family of someone who appears to be developing mental illness can tell that something is amiss, they may not know how to intervene or direct the person to proper treatment – which means that all too often, those in need of mental health services do not get them until it is too late. As a society, we largely remain ignorant about the signs and symptoms of mental illness, and we ignore our role as responsible community members to help people experiencing these illnesses.

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Health Care Training & Development Courses

The National Council offers unique, top-notch training and development opportunities for a range of behavioral healthcare staff — from CEOs, CFOs, and medical directors to executive assistants, accountants, and case managers.

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