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If there is one suicide sign you shouldn’t ignore, this is it

June 12, 2018  |  H. Steven Moffic
blog

Improvements in depression or anxiety without an apparent, sound reason can signal internal struggle is still ongoing.

Taking on our workforce crisis

June 7, 2018  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

No more important topic surrounds us than the crisis in the availability of well-trained providers. Our baby boomers are retiring, and too few millennials are joining us. The American Journal of Preventive Medicine supplement could not come at a more...

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
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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...

Loneliness plagues half of U.S. adults

May 1, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A study released by Cigna shows nearly half of U.S. adults experience feelings of loneliness, which correlates with decreased overall health.

Learn a lesson from the VA leadership situation

April 26, 2018  |  H. Steven Moffic
blog

Now that Ronny Jackson has withdrawn from his nomination to head the Department of Veteran Affairs, it may be a conducive time to learn, or re-learn, some of the lessons from the issues that emerged in this situation

National Council announces criminal justice collaborative

April 18, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

Three behavioral healthcare providers will team with county jails to offer services to individuals leaving incarceration in a move designed to reduce recidivism and improve health outcomes.

Address the emerging SMI and opioid crisis

April 2, 2018  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
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A new, more complex health problem is emerging for persons who have serious mental illness in that a large and growing proportion of these individuals also use or are dependent upon opioids.

National Council addresses low SBIRT adoption in primary care

March 26, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

The National Council for Behavioral Health aims to increase SBIRT adoption among primary care clinicians by publishing a step-by-step guide for assessing alcohol and other drug use.

Sunspire launches professionals program in Texas

March 8, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
news
A new treatment program at Sunspire Health Texas will seek to meet the needs of professionals in high-intensity careers.

Ohio opioid tech challenge hits second stage

March 7, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

The worldwide technology and innovation community is invited to propose solutions for addressing substance use and addiction in the second phase of Ohio project.

 

Urgent actions needed on the opioid quandary

February 22, 2018  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

We must come to grips with the lethal opioid epidemic, not just by bringing good intentions, but through positive actions that produce life-saving results. We must be open to whatever steps actually work.

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