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With her finger on the pulse of advocacy, practice improvement, and trends, Linda brings news from the field that you, or your work, can't live without.

Making Health Care Suicide Safe: Join the Movement Today!

September 14, 2018 | Suicide and Addiction | Comments

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

Care for suicidal people simply needs to be safer and it should feel like care. Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States and we are failing those who need our help. We’re not training health care practitioners in suicide risk and prevention and we’re not prioritizing suicide as a central focus […]

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Are You Ready to Answer the Call? Join the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Today!

September 5, 2018 | Suicide and Addiction | Comments

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

Someone in this country dies by suicide every 12 minutes. But suicide deaths are not inevitable. For every person who dies by suicide, 278 individuals think seriously about suicide but do not die. During National Recovery Month, we must focus on keeping people alive so they can take their first steps on the road to […]

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Healing Health Care: Addressing Trauma in Primary Care

August 15, 2018 | Healthcare | Comments

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

The human spirit is indomitable, but there are times when trauma overwhelms a person’s ability to cope. Addressing trauma in an individual’s life isn’t a matter of the latest treatment fad – it can be a matter of life and death. It could have been for Jess, who was sneaking sips out of her parents’ […]

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Alcohol: Killer in a Bottle

August 13, 2018 | Addiction | Substance Use | Comments

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you. – F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby Alcohol is a killer hiding in plain sight. While we demonize the use of other drugs, we celebrate with alcohol. It’s part of our weddings and graduations, our birthday parties and bar mitzvahs. […]

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Starting the Conversation: Mental Health First Aid at Work

July 30, 2018 | Mental Health First Aid | Comments

Linda Rosenberg

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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Engaging People in Care to Make Treatment “The Path of Least Resistance”

July 10, 2018 | Uncategorized | Comments

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. – Maya Angelou Ensuring that people with mental illnesses and substance use disorders have access to treatment and recovery services at parity with those offered for physical illnesses is a […]

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Reconnecting the Head to the Body: National Council Longtime Champions of Integrated Care

June 25, 2018 | Healthcare | Comments

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

Integrated physical and behavioral health care is a concept whose time has come. Integrated care is about providing trauma-informed, holistic care to seamlessly address all health concerns of patients and their families. In practice, it means: Checking a person’s blood pressure when they come in for a medication visit with their psychiatrist. Screening for substance […]

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“People are Hard to Hate Close Up”: Learning to Reconnect with Ourselves and One Another

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

Are we willing to live in a world governed by fear or are we willing to fight for a world driven by love? – Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy We live in an increasingly interconnected world, yet we are lonelier and more isolated than ever. And it’s literally making us sick. That was […]

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Strengthening the Safety Net: Bolstering Community Services for All

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

We need a new type of health facility, one which will return mental health care to the mainstream of American medicine, and at the same time upgrade mental health services. – President John F. Kennedy Now, more than ever – with drug overdoses skyrocketing, suicide deaths increasing and life expectancy continuing to decline – we […]

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Do You Want Fries with That Prescription?

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

The last time I took my grandson through the drive-through at Burger King, I found myself wondering whether the young woman who took our order might prefer working in our field. We are always looking to bolster our workforce, which is shrinking and rapidly aging. But I quickly realized there was one very good reason […]

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