November 30, 2016 Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
I am sure that you were shocked by the outcome of our recent national election. Now that we all have had several weeks to gain some perspective, I would like to offer the following about our path forward.
November 18, 2016 Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
Rosalynn Carter’s Annual Behavioral Health Policy Symposium addressed many of the issues that we work on today: parity, care access, integrated care, peer support, community participation, stigma and more.
October 28, 2016 Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
We salute President Obama for convening the task force, the task force itself for producing a very well-reasoned action report in a very short period of time, and the Kennedy Forum for serving as the clarion voice of advocacy.
October 16, 2016 Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
This election not only will determine who will become our next president, but also who will represent us in the Senate and House of the U.S. Congress, as well as in our state, county, and city offices. All of these officials will play important roles in setting our future course.
October 3, 2016 Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
Between 2010 and 2030, unprecedented growth will occur in the elderly, age 65 and over population of the United States. About 5.3 million elderly persons will have a substance use condition, compared with 3 million elderly persons today. We must prepare now.
September 19, 2016 Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
The national elections of 2016 are bringing the problems of inequity in American society into exceptional relief. Lessons from seminal conference held last week at Washington University can help each of us address the actions we must take.
September 8, 2016 Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
Major issues exist in the economic insecurity of working class Americans; in the engagement of our children and persons with disabilities in our criminal justice system; and in the inability of our major political institutions to function effectively, to name just a few.
August 30, 2016 Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
Hillary Clinton stated categorically that mental health will be a top priority of her administration. She also stated categorically that she will convene a White House Conference on Mental Health during her first year in office. We could not ask for more.