May 23, 2018 | Ron Manderscheid, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
Is treating depression the answer to solving the opioid crisis? These deliberations were held as part of Mental Health Awareness Month, hosted by Rep. Grace Napolitano (D-CA) and Rep. John Katko (R-NY), Co-Chairs of the House Mental Health Caucus.
May 17, 2018 | Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
We can predict that by 2060, more than 20 million seniors will be in need of some form of behavioral health services. Yet, at present, behavioral health services for seniors are at best an afterthought. Little or no focus exists on this issue in our key...
May 11, 2018 | Ron Manderscheid, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
2018 elections will present an exceptional opportunity for us to change the course of our national government. Clearly, we want this new course to reflect our shared values rooted fundamentally in social justice and human concerns.
April 26, 2018 | Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
Clearly, we must continue or work on resiliency and recovery. But, we also must do much more. We want to foster communities in which members have good health and wellbeing, which are safe and secure, and which are prosperous.
A bipartisan group of senators is urging the DEA to create an exemption that would allow practitioners to prescribe controlled substances for OUD treatment via telemedicine for patients in rural areas.
January 11, 2018 | Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
Thirty-five years ago, we discovered that well-being and illness are not the two ends of a single continuum. But we now realize that this model is incomplete. To move forward, we need to add a third dimension: community, which unfortunately was neglected.
December 27, 2017 | Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
The holidays emphasize what we all hold dear: our families, our friends, much gaiety, a shared dinner, gift exchanges, and camaraderie. These are the same values we want to emphasize in our behavioral health community.