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A Thank You to Our Veterans

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

There is not a day that goes by that I’m not grateful for the indomitable spirit, strength and resolve of our Executive Vice President  & COO Jeannie Campbell, and I’m especially pleased to honor her on Veterans Day. Jeannie served her country for 22 years in the U.S. Navy and continues to serve those who […]

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Helping Adolescents Thrive at Home, at School and in the Community

September 26, 2018 | Suicide and Addiction | Comments

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see. – Neil Postman My friend and colleague, Harold Koplewicz, M.D., founding president of the Child Mind Institute, doesn’t mince words. “Mental disorders in children and teens are real, common and treatable, and it’s dangerous to ignore them,” he told me. We […]

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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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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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The Opioid Crisis: Impact on Veterans

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO

This blog post originally appeared on the Cohen Veterans Network. On September 27 and 28, the second annual Cohen Veterans Care Summit will be taking place at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington DC.  A meeting in DC is not big news, but the story behind the Summit, if not big news, is certainly good news. Mental […]

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An Ounce of Prevention: Celebrating National Prevention Week, May 14-20

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

  “Treatment without prevention is simply unsustainable.” — Bill Gates Though the origin of the phrase “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is in doubt, no one who works in behavioral health has reason to question its meaning. As we prepare once again to observe National Prevention Week – May 14–20 […]

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Amid a Boom in Addiction Treatment, Will Big New Players Understand the Old Model Must Change?

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

New players in addiction treatment means it’s only going to get more complex.

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Is the Problem Cultural Incompetence or Racism?

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

    Behavioral health providers hear the call for culturally competent and responsive services. But, there’s another important call to action less discussed — the disparities caused by racism. There is a rising tide of public awareness about the effect of racial bias on public services and the lives of people of color. News stories […]

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Is Alcoholics Anonymous Irrational?

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

It’s important when an article cuts through the noise and provokes our thinking. Last month it was a JAMA opinion piece, Bring Back the Asylum. This month, the most recent issue of The Atlantic includes the article, The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous. Ezekiel Emanuel, one of the three authors of Bring Back the Asylum, is […]

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