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Archive: September 2013

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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.

60 Minutes Highlights Need for Excellence in Mental Health Act

September 30, 2013 | Excellence in Mental Health Act | Comments

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

First, let’s be clear — there is no “mental health system” serving people with serious mental illnesses in this country just as there is no single “healthcare system.” Mental health services are available in every community just like general medical services. For people with serious mental illnesses, these services are primarily funded with state Medicaid […]

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Reclaiming the New Frontier

September 25, 2013 | National Council Magazine | Comments

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

As a young college graduate I went to work in a state psychiatric hospital. I saw adults struggling to retain their dignity while they were marched into a communal bathroom to be counted at the change of every shift. I saw men and women restrained because they dared to question staff. And I met families […]

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Suicide and Addictions: The Neglected Link

September 10, 2013 | Suicide and Addiction | Comments
World Suicide Prevention Day

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

Today, September 10th, is World Suicide Prevention Day. A good time to ponder the consequences of what we as a society have long neglected to address — the close link between suicide and addiction disorders. We can’t blame our neglect on ignorance. Multiple federal studies have revealed the startling statistics over the last five years. We […]

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