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How She Does It

Kevin Hines | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin Hines

How She Does It I don't know how she does it. There are so many times when I am irritable, moody, and just plain all over the place. I swing up, an...

The Greenhouse Effect -- The Future of Behavioral Health

Brooke M. Feldman | Posted 04.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Brooke M. Feldman

If we are truly to see any significant changes in positive behavioral health, our systems need to serve as greenhouses in which good health is promoted and sustained, early warning signs of becoming unwell are detected and addressed, and the environment is made rich with the nutrients of resources and supports needed to maintain good behavioral health.

In the Sleep Revolution, Be the Change You Wish to See in the World

Janine Francolini | Posted 04.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Janine Francolini

Dr. Johnson, Arianna Huffington, and Sharon Gannon all make compelling arguments as to the benefits of getting a good night's sleep. All of them came to mind while I laid in my bed, thinking of the caffeine I had earlier in the day and looking at the phone and Kindle on my nightstand.

The Intersection of Reform: Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health

Robert D. Ashford | Posted 04.11.2016 | Impact
Robert D. Ashford

To continue to advocate for behavioral health treatment and recovery, but to ignore criminal justice reform is to continue to reinforce the silos of our communities, to continue to ignore that 100's of people are dying each day. Substance use disorders, mental health concerns and the criminal justice system are inexorably connected.

The Vitality of Collegiate Recovery

Tim Rabolt | Posted 04.02.2016 | Education
Tim Rabolt

There has never been a more critical time to support the widespread establishment of collegiate recovery programs (CRPs)

Why White-Men Killing Addictions Matter

Linda Rosenberg | Posted 02.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Rosenberg

As advocates for mental health and addiction treatment, we can't fix the unfairness in our economy and the loss of connection to family and friends that create social problems like addiction and crime. But we can understand better how -- and whom -- these trends affect most.

With No State Budget, Community Mental Health in Crisis

Mona Shattell | Posted 02.09.2016 | Chicago
Mona Shattell

Co-authored by Ann Fisher Raney, AM, LCSW, chief executive officer at Turning Point, Skokie, IL and Mona Shattell, PhD, RN, FAAN, member of the Board ...

Time in With Dr. Tim

Dr. Tim Goldsmith | Posted 02.01.2016 | Parents
Dr. Tim Goldsmith

I recently had to visit the principal's office at my 12-year-old daughter's middle school because she has been bullying other girls at school. How do ...

It Always Seems Impossible Until it's Done (and Why Zero Suicide is Possible, Dammit)

Josh Rivedal | Posted 10.02.2015 | Impact
Josh Rivedal

Whatever difficulty you're dealing with on a personal level or within a larger system--it always seems impossible until it's done. Alone we are vulnerable but together we can achieve much. Suicide prevention is everyone's business. What will you commit to doing?

Our Call to the UN Solutions Summit

Eve Sullivan | Posted 10.01.2015 | Impact
Eve Sullivan

Because our instinct to put children first is strong, we often ignore our own needs as parents. Even the Sustainable Development Goals, several of which* relate to family, do not mention parents or parenting. When will policymakers, practitioners -- when will we all -- recognize parenting and family life education as our collective blind spot?

How Come, Outcomes Don't Really Exist?

Matthew Holland | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Matthew Holland

In order to understand a problem we must see the whole picture. If we are unable to see what happens in the middle or what makes individuals reengage the system then we are missing one of the most vital parts of the picture.

Why Dignity Is Our Destination

Eduardo Vega | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics
Eduardo Vega

Dignity is every human's birthright, one value that can cut across all cultures and situations. All too often, those of us with mental health challenges have experienced their dignity being taken , though, by stigma and discrimination, forceful, demeaning and negative treatment, by silencing and shame.

Sticks and Stones May Break My bones, But Stigmas Will Forever Wound Me

Matthew Holland | Posted 07.31.2015 | Impact
Matthew Holland

When someone suffers from mental illness, they face another challenge: The stereotypes and prejudice that result from misconceptions about mental illness.

When Will Mental Health Services Become A Priority?

Deborah De Santis | Posted 07.24.2016 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

This past January, I wrote 2015 must be the year America addresses its mental health crisis. The circumstances surrounding yesterday's tragic shooting...

Why I Chose Summer Camp

Caroline Catlin | Posted 07.23.2016 | College
Caroline Catlin

They've taught me about choosing joy over hardship, about embracing my own silliness, about how to work on things I needed to work on to in order to become the person I want to be. And most of all, perhaps, they've taught me to treasure the magic of small moments.

Grants Help Communities Replicate Successful FUSE Model

Deborah De Santis | Posted 07.22.2016 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

Generous support from the Open Society Foundations and Capital One are behind recent grants designed to help communities plan and implement the eviden...

Love Between a Mother and Son is Stronger than Mental Illness

NationSwell | Posted 05.08.2016 | Impact
NationSwell

Orlando Montes knows mental illness in an intimate way. His mother was a diagnosed with schizophrenia when he was a child. Growing up was hard for M...

Mental Health for the Masses

Wray Herbert | Posted 06.09.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

MOOIs (Massive Open Online Interventions) are mental health and substance abuse interventions, scientifically validated and available online to unlimited numbers of consumers. As with MOOCs, most of these consumers can be expected to drop out, but some will stay -- and get well.

King v. Burwell: Is the Pen Mightier Than Common Sense?

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.16.2015 | Politics
Michael B. Laskoff

If the ACA gets overturned, the impact will be immediate. Loss of the federal subsidy would put up to 9.6 million people at risk of losing their health insurance; it would also trigger up to 35-percent increases in premiums for participants in the non-group market. But as bad as that is, the long-term implications are worse.

Proof! Happier and Healthier Heart Patients Generate Savings

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael B. Laskoff

It's quite a thing to start a company like AbilTo and to be lucky enough to to see it grow and prosper. This is particularly the case because we are i...

Let's Address America's Mental Health Crisis in 2015

Deborah De Santis | Posted 03.26.2015 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

Not every homeless person is mentally ill, but a large percentage within the chronically homeless population face mental-behavioral health recovery and so we need quality, community-based care in tandem with affordable housing to help them.

The Revolution In Health IT, Coming Really Soon

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 11.17.2014 | Technology
Michael B. Laskoff

September 15-19 marks Health IT week, a relatively new and largely unnoticed week in the healthcare calendar. The revolution in health - the one com...

Mental Illness Can Touch Anyone: Help Should Reach Everyone, Too

Traci Donnelly | Posted 11.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Traci Donnelly

Mental health problems can be isolating and crippling even for people who can pay for the best care. By making mental health care difficult to afford, we create additional, often insurmountable obstacles for people who are already struggling at the margins.

Changing Our Response to Behavioral Health

American Anthropological Association | Posted 10.19.2014 | Impact
American Anthropological Association

Robin Williams's death has saddened and shocked many of us, and as the many displays of mourning through social media indicate, Williams's death has deeply touched so many and brought to the fore much needed conversations about mental illness.

Challenges to Clinics Serving the Poor

Robert Whitcomb | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert Whitcomb

The Affordable Care Act, in increasing the emphasis on primary care while more closely integrating it with acute care, will almost certainly increase the importance of FQHC's and other nonhospital treatment centers.