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The National Council video series is where you can find our videos of sessions and townhalls from our CEO and other subject matter experts.

Wellbeing Wednesdays

Virtual town halls that connect you with experts.

CEO Office Hours

Peer-driven discussions for behavioral health care leaders.

National Council Podcasts

Providing insights and experiences from subject matter experts.

Designed with health care professionals in mind, these 15-minute virtual learning events – led by National Council president and CEO Chuck Ingoglia – deliver shared insights and experiences from our National Council members and spotlight our unique programs, services and solutions.

Episode 9: Youth Substance Use Prevention

In this episode of National Council Conversations we invite two youth ambassadors to offer peer perspectives on the work being done around substance use prevention and treatment. View the findings and messaging guide from our recent youth substance use prevention project funded by the CDC.

Episode 8: CONNECTED & Youth Mental Wellbeing

What can we do to set today’s younger generations up for success? Find out in the eight edition of our National Council Conversations virtual learning series, as we explore the role and impact of CONNECTED, the National Council’s youth-focused program, and why supporting the mental wellbeing of youth has never been more important.

Episode 7: Harm Reduction

What is the National Council doing to address the surge in overdose cases across the country? Find out as the National Council’s president and CEO Chuck Ingoglia and senior advisor Shannon Mace, JD, MPH, discuss harm reduction with Hilary Eslinger, executive director of Maine Access Points.

Episode 6: The Impact of CCBHCs Across the Nation

Every day and across the country, Certified Community Behavioral Clinics (CCBHC) are transforming mental health and substance use treatment. Learn how by watching the newest episode and visit our CCBHC Success Center for more information.

Episode 5: Roadmap to the Ideal Crisis System

In this episode, National Council president and CEO Chuck Ingoglia, Margie Balfour, MD, PhD, and Joe Parks, MD, discuss the Roadmap to the Ideal Crisis System paper.

Episode 4: COVID-19's Impact on Women in the Workforce

National Council president and CEO Chuck Ingoglia is joined by Linda Henderson-Smith, Ph.D., LPC, and Ami Roeschlein, DSW, MA, LMFT, for a conversation about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women in the workforce and how behavioral health organizations can support their staff during these unprecedented times.

Episode 3: DEI in the Workplace

During this episode of National Council Conversations, we discuss diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

Episode 2: Implementing the Vision for 9 8 8

In this edition of National Council Conversations we discuss the logistics of implementing 9-8-8, the national number for mental health emergencies associated with the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act, which was recently signed into law.

Episode 1: GOTV - Raise Your Voice for Recovery

Voting is one of the most important rights we have as Americans. It is our chance to weigh in on issues that are important to us as individuals, as a community and as a nation.

During these virtual town halls, we bring together the best minds in health care for a forward-looking discussion on timely topics – from compassion fatigue to diversity, equity and inclusion. More than just a digital event, this is an invitation to hear from subject matter experts on issues impacting the field.

Episode 5: Overlooked: Mental Health & Substance Use Among LGBTQ+ Communities

Hear Admiral Rachel L. Levine, MD, Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Amit Paley, CEO and Executive Director of The Trevor Project; and the National Council’s Chuck Ingoglia, MSW, discuss the current state of mental health care for LGBTQ+ communities, the impacts of COVID-19 on this population and opportunities to advance treatment for LGBTQ+ individuals in need.

Episode 4: September 22, 2021

Hear Born This Way Foundation’s Maya Enista Smith, the CDC’s Christopher Jones, PharmD, DrPH, MPH, and the National Council’s Chuck Ingoglia, MSW, discuss the role COVID-19 continues to play in the mental wellbeing of today’s youth, how we can address the stigma surrounding teen mental health, warning signs to look for in youth and proven strategies for support, the capacity issue for youth in need of mental health and substance use care, and the substance use trends among adolescents.

Episode 3: July 14, 2021

On Wednesday, July 14, we held “Our Nation’s Wellbeing: Where Do We Go from Here?” the newest episode in our “Wellbeing Wednesdays” virtual learning series. U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, MPH, and Chuck Ingoglia, the National Council’s president and CEO, united online to discuss the state of health care in America, the future of our field and the importance of managing your mental wellbeing, with Laurie Santos, PhD, moderating.

Episode 2: February 24, 2021

On Wednesday, February 24, we held "COVID-19’s Impact on Maintaining Your Workforce," the second episode in our "Wellbeing Wednesdays" virtual town hall series connecting you with the best minds in health care and beyond. Our panelists offered tips, best practices and insights into workforce development during and beyond COVID-19.

Episode 1: November 18, 2020

On Wednesday, November 18, more than 1,100 people united online to hear our panel of researchers, reporters and thought leaders discuss the future of health care during the first episode of “Wellbeing Wednesdays.” Enjoy the first of many conversations to come!

This webinar series is driven by peer-to-peer experience sharing on the most critical issues shaping today’s health care landscape – from navigating risk management and treatment services to operational challenges. This is leadership learning at its finest.

Episode 1: Interview with SHRM President and CEO

During this exclusive interview, attendees learned how to motivate theirn remote staff, build a healthy culture during COVID-19 and address ninequities by exercising empathy.

Hear from subject matter experts in the National Council and visionaries across the behavioral health care community by listening to our podcasts. Discover the latest trends, technologies and tools in our field and how the National Council is making a mark.

Middle Management Academy & Trauma-informed Resilience-oriented Care

If you’re eager to enhance trauma-informed, resilient-oriented supervision throughout your company, don’t miss this special podcast. Middle Management Academy faculty Jeanne Supin interviews trauma and resilience experts Linda Henderson-Smith and Elizabeth Guroff. Find out how supervisors can maximize performance and their workforce culture by embracing healing, resilience and engagement.

CCBHC Podcast

In this podcast, the National Council talks about the impact of CCBHCs in communities across the nation, and shares the stories of individuals who have benefited from the program.