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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.

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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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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Oprah Winfrey and Healing from the Inside Out

March 20, 2018 | Healthcare | Time for Action | Comments

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

If you don’t fix the hole in the soul… you’re working at the wrong thing. – Oprah Winfrey Far too many children are growing up with a “hole in their soul.” Nearly half the nation’s children have experienced at least one or more traumatic events, including physical or sexual abuse, or neglect. The more adverse […]

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From 2017 to 2018…

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

Asked to write a column for Mental Health Weekly’s Special Preview Issue, it was a chance to connect with Mental Health Weekly’s audience and then to share the piece as my first blog for 2018. But limited by space in both the column and blog forced choices on the focus of content. There are so […]

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Are You Ready When Patients Call? Their Survival – and Yours – Depends on It!

October 11, 2017 | Healthcare | Comments

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

Do you know where you’ll be at 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018? I don’t. So why do we expect patients affected with mental illnesses or addictions to make appointments 30, 60, or 90 days in advance and then we’re surprised when they don’t show? Forcing patients to predict the future is not good […]

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Loneliness is Killing Us, But Love and Compassion Can Heal: My Conversation with Former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy

May 2, 2017 | Addiction | Healthcare | Comments

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

I was saddened when I read the headline on April 21 that Vivek H. Murthy was stepping down as Surgeon General at the request of the Trump administration. His leadership in bringing addictions to the forefront of public health has done the country a great service. I am deeply sorry he won’t be able to […]

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What Now?

November 9, 2016 | Advocacy | Healthcare | Comments

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

I love this quote from Hillel the Elder, one of the most important figures in Jewish history, because I often find myself asking, “If not us, who? If not now, when?” as I think about the National Council’s role in ensuring access to effective care for people with addictions and mental illnesses and in supporting […]

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We Stand With Orlando

June 13, 2016 | Healthcare | Comments

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO

We grieve for the victims, their families, the witnesses and the greater Orlando community after this horrific act of violence. And we are grateful for and stand with the community mental health providers who will support the community in the painful aftermath. The psychological wounds of a trauma of this magnitude can be severe. For […]

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The National Council’s Top 5 Conversations of 2015

December 31, 2015 | Healthcare | Comments

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

One of the most rewarding parts of my job is the opportunity to engage with the staff of member organizations and the people treated by those organizations. When traveling around the country, I truly look forward to the conversations we have. Another way I try to engage is with written conversations — offering new information […]

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Your iPhone is obsolete and so is integration as we know it

August 17, 2015 | Healthcare | Parity | Comments

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

A decade ago, the iPhone was just a glimmer in a designer’s eye, and integration was a transformative concept in healthcare. The idea that we could improve patients’ health and extend their lives by addressing both their physical and behavioral health needs was unfamiliar to many—even revolutionary. Today, we still have a long way to […]

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