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Is treating depression the answer to solving the opioid crisis?

May 23, 2018  |  Ron Manderscheid, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

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.

 

Addressing the crisis in older adult mental health

May 17, 2018  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

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...

Restore our core values in election '18

May 11, 2018  |  Ron Manderscheid, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

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.

 

Community: Problem source and solution beneficiary

April 26, 2018  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

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.

Let’s embrace our ultimate goals: better overall health status and lower costs

March 30, 2018  |  Ed Jones, PhD
Perspectives

It is not a time to wait for the larger healthcare industry to provide their sympathy or vague recognition of the importance of behavioral healthcare. We need a new strategy.

3 ways Generation Z will change healthcare

February 28, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are providing a remarkable glimpse into Generation Z, a population that could create enormous policy changes for healthcare in the coming years.

Linda’s List 2018

February 14, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Ideally, 2018 should be the year of investment, according to Linda Rosenberg, president and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health. Here are a few items now trending on Linda’s List.

 

Senators push for prescribing via telemedicine

February 8, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

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.

Debunk caricatures of behavioral healthcare

January 26, 2018  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

An estimated one-third to one-half of persons with disability also experience a comorbid mental health condition, typically depression. And we must challenge the assumptions about this population.

Pennsylvania needs more than public health emergency

January 16, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

The treatment community says the governor's emergency declaration is a positive step but doesn't do enough to address long-term recovery and quality of care concerns.

Incorporating community into our model of well-being and illness

January 11, 2018  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

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.

Best hopes for 2018

December 27, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

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.

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