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Engaging People in Care to Make Treatment “The Path of Least Resistance”

July 10, 2018 | Uncategorized | Comments

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. – Maya Angelou Ensuring that people with mental illnesses and substance use disorders have access to treatment and recovery services at parity with those offered for physical illnesses is a […]

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Over $50 Million Available to Support Mental Health First Aid: Apply Today!

April 17, 2018 | Uncategorized | Comments

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

National Council and SAMHSA to Host Informational Webinars Stigma. Fear. Lack of awareness about mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Inability to access services that can help. There are many reasons why individuals with mental illnesses and addictions don’t get the treatment they need, but these shouldn’t be among them. Everyone can be the difference […]

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Five Question Fridays With Linda Rosenberg

August 24, 2017 | Uncategorized | Comments

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

  Our ‘Five Question Fridays’ interview series is back this week with another exciting guest. The goal of this interview series is to talk to the brightest minds in the Health and Human Services about everything from technology to policy. In our last interview, we spoke with Dr. Lloyd Sederer, the Chief Medical Officer of the […]

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We are the ones. And now is the time.

August 2, 2017 | Uncategorized | Comments

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

 “If not us, who. If not now, when?” Hillel the Elder I have had many sleepless nights in 2017. Since our nation’s political leaders entered office in January, pledging to drastically cut and reshape our nation’s health care system, I have laid awake worrying about the fate of millions who rely on Medicaid for mental […]

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The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act: a good start

July 11, 2016 | Uncategorized | Comments

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

Last week, the House of Representatives passed the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (H.R. 2646) by an overwhelming 422-2. The bill – originally introduced three years ago by Reps. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) in the aftermath of the 2012 Newtown tragedy reflected the frustration of many who know we can […]

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Violence: What We Know And What We Need To Know

June 17, 2016 | Uncategorized | Comments

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

Clarity helps. When violence of great magnitude strikes we’re confused, unable to understand. Looking for order in chaos, we can use simplistic labels to assign motive and briefly comfort ourselves— terrorist or crazy person. We want to regain control and take action, so we design political responses based upon the label. The following piece by […]

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Mental Health in America: Where Are We Now?

April 28, 2016 | Uncategorized | Comments

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

The following is the oral version of my testimony to the Senate Finance Committee  on April 28, 2016. You can also read the full written testimony I submitted here.   Good afternoon Chairman Hatch, Ranking Member Wyden and Members of the Committee. My name is Linda Rosenberg and I’m the President and CEO of the National Council for […]

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So Far, So Good … Addictions Get Their Due

February 17, 2016 | Uncategorized | Comments

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

February 2016 has been a good month. A good month for advocates, organizations that provide treatment and services, and most importantly, a good month for people with addictive disorders. Our struggles and the struggles of people in recovery are producing results. The White House asked for an additional $1.1 billion to fight opioid addiction. The […]

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Join me in celebrating the ADA’s silver anniversary

July 24, 2015 | Uncategorized | Comments

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

July 26 marks the silver anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. That day, 25 years ago, we as a nation said “no more” to discrimination against people with disabilities. One of America’s most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation, the ADA took no less than four years to pass. Iowa’s Senator Tom Harkin authored […]

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An Incredible Icon, An Incredible Loss

August 12, 2014 | Uncategorized | Comments

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

We lost an incredible icon yesterday. A man, a comic, a dramatic, Robin Williams brought us such joy and laughter, but in the end, found himself alone in the darkness of depression. If there’s any lesson to be learned in this tragic loss, it is that suicide is an equal opportunity killer. Depression, mental illness and addiction can happen to anyone, anywhere.

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