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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 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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Strengthening the Safety Net: Bolstering Community Services for All

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

We need a new type of health facility, one which will return mental health care to the mainstream of American medicine, and at the same time upgrade mental health services. – President John F. Kennedy Now, more than ever – with drug overdoses skyrocketing, suicide deaths increasing and life expectancy continuing to decline – we […]

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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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Inequality Is Killing Us: The National Council’s Addressing Health Disparities Leadership Program

January 29, 2018 | Time for Action | Comments

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

“As long as poverty, injustice and gross inequality persist in our world, none of us can truly rest.” – Nelson Mandela The headlines are glaring: The Opioid Crisis Is Getting Worse, Particularly for Black Americans. What the Dip in Life Expectancy is Really About: Inequality. Born into Rehab: Giving Life to West Virginia’s Tiniest Opioid […]

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Unite for Behavioral Health: Medicaid is not a partisan issue, it is a human issue

January 30, 2017 | Advocacy | Time for Action | Comments

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

There is a new administration in town, a new dynamic in Congress and we’re all wondering what lies ahead for health care. In a recent op-ed, New York Times columnist David Brooks called on us to move past our individual causes. “Identity politics is too small for this moment,” Brooks wrote. Brooks said of Trump’s […]

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Reality Check

September 20, 2016 | Time for Action | Comments

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

I think of myself as someone who lives the values I hold dear. But reality can test our values every single day. September is the real new year for me and I think for many others. September was the start of school, complete with the excitement and anxiety of a new class, new kids and […]

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The Epidemic Hiding in Your Living Room

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

Nearly a third of people who use drugs for the first time begin by using a prescription drug non-medically, and data suggests that one in 15 people who take non-medical prescription pain relievers will try heroin within 10 years. In 2014, I wrote about the difficulties policymakers are having coming to terms with the prescription […]

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Suicide Is Not Chosen

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

The death rates for eight of the 10 leading causes of death have decreased significantly, but not for the tenth leading cause — suicide. The national suicide rate has increased to 12.6 suicide deaths per 100,000 and for ages 18 to 35 — the prime of one’s life — only unintentional injuries account for more […]

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Women and Leadership: Is Leaning In Enough?

March 31, 2014 | Healthcare | Time for Action | Comments
Is leaning in enough?

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

Leadership, it’s the ability to win over and motivate a group of people with your voice and presence. We have two women leaders keynoting the National Council’s upcoming conference in May, Hillary Clinton and Kelly Ayotte. Politically on different sides of the aisle, they share the ability to lead, to win over, and to motivate […]

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2014: Estimating Real Change in Healthcare

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

“We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don’t let yourself be lulled into inaction.” I couldn’t agree more with Bill Gates…

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