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September 29, 2016

House Passes Mental Health First Aid Act

On Monday, the House chamber unanimously approved the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s version of H.R. 1877, the Mental Health First Aid…

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September 29, 2016

National Council Hosts Briefing on Early Intervention, Mental Health First…

On Monday, the National Council for Behavioral Health joined the Eating Disorders Coalition to host a congressional staff briefing on…

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September 22, 2016

Key House Committee Approves Mental Health First Aid Act

On Wednesday, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce approved its version of the Mental Health First Aid Act (H.R.…

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September 15, 2016

Mental Health First Aid Act Passes House Subcommittee

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health amended and approved the Mental Health First Aid Act (H.R. 1877) on…

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May 26, 2016

National Council Hosts Mental Health First Aid Briefing On Capitol…

On Tuesday, May 24, Mental Health First Aid instructors and champions addressed a packed room on Capitol Hill to share…

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May 26, 2016

National Council Issues Template Comments on Medication-Assisted Treatment Rule

New proposed rules from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) aim to increase access to opioid use…

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May 3, 2016

The Story of Two Mothers

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May 3, 2016

The Story of Two Mothers

This post is adapted from comments shared at the Atlantic Summit on Mental Health and Addiction held on April 12 in…

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March 17, 2016

Behavioral Health: It’s Hot on the Hill

Last week at National Council Conference 2016, I spoke about the past ten years and the tremendous progress we have…

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February 4, 2016

House Democrats Introduce Mental Health Reform Bill

Democratic members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee introduced their own version of mental health reform legislation this week.…

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January 25, 2016

My List of 2016 Priorities

1 million, Advocacy, annual conference, Be 1 in a Million, behavioral health legislation, behavioral healthcare...
January 25, 2016

My List of 2016 Priorities

 I recently sat down with Julie Miller, Editor in Chief of Behavioral Healthcare Magazine, to talk about what’s coming in…

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January 4, 2016

National Council for Behavioral Health Announces a Campaign to Train…

National Council for Behavioral Health Announces a Campaign to Train 1 Million Americans in Mental Health First Aid WASHINGTON, DC…

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