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Archive: October 2018

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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 Call to Action: We Must Strengthen America’s Mental Health Workforce

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

The following blog first ran on Kaiser Permanente’s Institute for Health Policy Blog. We are a nation in crisis. Drug overdoses claimed 72,000 lives in 2017. Suicide rates continue to climb. Life expectancy is on target to drop for a third straight year — something that hasn’t happened in this country since the Spanish flu […]

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And Justice for All: What Works at the Interface of Mental Health and Criminal Justice

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

I wish I had a penny for every time I’ve said, “We know what to do; now we just have to do it.” Nowhere is this truer than in the treatment of people with mental illnesses and substance use disorders in the criminal justice system. “We have good science,” Fred Osher, M.D., told us. “We […]

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On the 10th Anniversary of MHPAEA, We Thank You

October 3, 2018 | Parity | Comments

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

Today, we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA). We remember when too many doors were closed to those living with mental health and substance use challenges. When treatment was denied to those most in need. A time when the hope of recovery was dim for […]

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