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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.

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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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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