Poverty is likely to repel us, and we may even wish to withdraw from such communities and people. But, what if we ourselves lived in a poverty-ravaged community? What if we ourselves were forced to experience poverty day-in and day-out?
Nelson Mandela. Desmond Tutu. The Lady. Pope Francis. You've probably heard about all of them before I covered them in recent blogs for what they teach us about leadership: patience, forgiveness, humor, self-sacrifice, and spiritual beliefs were prominent. Though not by design, here's one more leader who unexpectedly came to my attention who we can learn from.
The trauma and addiction treatment center is pleased to announce a five-year contract with United Behavioral Health (UBH) operating under the brand Optum, a sub-contractor of the military’s TRICARE health program. Under this agreement, The Meadows will provide behavioral health and substance abuse inpatient services to eligible beneficiaries.
Contact your two Senators and your Representative, and express your views on the importance of the Newtown legislation. The lives of other Innocents are at stake. We must spark the same compassion and purpose we ourselves experienced on December 14.
When we return to our leadership roles on Monday morning, all of us who enjoyed the Summit will have a great deal to reflect upon. In fact, one participant quipped at the closing that our major leadership challenge is to answer the question, “Should behavioral healthcare actually survive?”
Due to an extensive injury, Lady Gaga's Born This Way Ball tour was postponed in February. The Born Brave Bus Tour, which was following Lady Gaga's tour to connect youth with resources for behavioral health, will continue to tour without the concert.