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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 Bipartisan Holiday Success: Excellence in Mental Health Act

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

These days, it doesn’t seem like lawmakers agree on much. But last week, members of an influential Senate committee took an important vote on the critical Excellence in Mental Health Act, which would expand Americans’ access to mental health and addiction treatment.

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Assisted Outpatient Treatment : We Can Do Better

December 11, 2013 | Uncategorized | Comments

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

Practitioners, advocates, families, and individuals with mental illnesses: We all care very deeply about helping people. We dedicate our time to trying to figure out how to help people with mental illnesses to live well. This deep concern can sometimes lead to a clash in perspectives, most prominently in discussion of assisted outpatient treatment. Last […]

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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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What is a Behavioral Health Center of Excellence?

What is a Behavioral Health Center of Excellence?

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

As I travel around the country, I see the day-to-day realities of what health reform wonks call “pockets of innovation” — mental health and addiction provider organizations using creativity and sheer will to expand service capacity, build partnerships with other community resources, and train their staff. Whether they participate in state Medicaid health home demonstrations, […]

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Parity and Public Safety

November 8, 2013 | Parity | Comments

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

What does parity mean for the significant public safety threat emerging from untreated substance use disorders?

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Furthering President Kennedy’s Vision: An Interview with Patrick Kennedy

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

As we mark the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s signing of the landmark Community Mental Health Act of 1963, Patrick Kennedy, behavioral health’s great champion, has launched The Kennedy Forum to honor the legacy of his uncle and to create a national conversation that will advance the work President Kennedy began. I am privileged to […]

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A Capital Visit: It’s Your Turn Next

October 16, 2013 | Our Nation's Capital | Comments

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

World population recently hit 7 billion — and 5 billion have mobile phones. More than 1 billion people today use Facebook — which means, if Facebook were a country it would be the third most populated. 200,000 text messages are sent every second. Like most of you, I spend considerable time with one digital device […]

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60 Minutes Highlights Need for Excellence in Mental Health Act

September 30, 2013 | Excellence in Mental Health Act | Comments

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

First, let’s be clear — there is no “mental health system” serving people with serious mental illnesses in this country just as there is no single “healthcare system.” Mental health services are available in every community just like general medical services. For people with serious mental illnesses, these services are primarily funded with state Medicaid […]

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Reclaiming the New Frontier

September 25, 2013 | National Council Magazine | Comments

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

As a young college graduate I went to work in a state psychiatric hospital. I saw adults struggling to retain their dignity while they were marched into a communal bathroom to be counted at the change of every shift. I saw men and women restrained because they dared to question staff. And I met families […]

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Suicide and Addictions: The Neglected Link

September 10, 2013 | Suicide and Addiction | Comments
World Suicide Prevention Day

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

Today, September 10th, is World Suicide Prevention Day. A good time to ponder the consequences of what we as a society have long neglected to address — the close link between suicide and addiction disorders. We can’t blame our neglect on ignorance. Multiple federal studies have revealed the startling statistics over the last five years. We […]

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