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Archive: December 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.

A Bipartisan Holiday Success: Excellence in Mental Health Act

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

These days, it doesn’t seem like lawmakers agree on much. But last week, members of an influential Senate committee took an important vote on the critical Excellence in Mental Health Act, which would expand Americans’ access to mental health and addiction treatment.

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Assisted Outpatient Treatment : We Can Do Better

December 11, 2013 | Uncategorized | Comments

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

Practitioners, advocates, families, and individuals with mental illnesses: We all care very deeply about helping people. We dedicate our time to trying to figure out how to help people with mental illnesses to live well. This deep concern can sometimes lead to a clash in perspectives, most prominently in discussion of assisted outpatient treatment. Last […]

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Sandy Hook: One Year Later, Time for Action

Sandy Hook: One Year Later

Linda Rosenberg

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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What is a Behavioral Health Center of Excellence?

What is a Behavioral Health Center of Excellence?

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

As I travel around the country, I see the day-to-day realities of what health reform wonks call “pockets of innovation” — mental health and addiction provider organizations using creativity and sheer will to expand service capacity, build partnerships with other community resources, and train their staff. Whether they participate in state Medicaid health home demonstrations, […]

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