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Apr 17, 2013, 13:33 ET
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Senate to Vote on Excellence Act Today

Crucial Mental Health Legislation Deserves Broad Support The following quote can be attributed to Linda Rosenberg, president and CEO of the...

Apr 11, 2013, 11:39 ET
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Crucial Mental Health Legislation to be Considered Next Week

 The full Senate is expected to consider mental health legislation, including The Excellence in Mental Health Act, next week. The legislation,...

Apr 08, 2013, 11:10 ET

Reintegration & Welcome Back Awards Recognize Excellence in Mental Health

2013 Honorees to Share their Stories at Special Awards Ceremony on April 9  The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare...

Mar 22, 2013, 10:15 ET

Kathleen Sebelius to Keynote 2013 National Council Conference

HHS Secretary Says It's Time to Bring Mental Illness Out of the Shadows Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Department of Health and Human...

Nov 16, 2012, 14:09 ET

Nominations Now Open for the National Council Awards of Excellence

Behavioral Health Organizations and Consumer Leaders to be Honored for Innovative Practices and Visionary Leadership at the National Council Awards...

Nov 09, 2012, 12:07 ET

Report Reveals Cost of Veterans' Unmet Mental Health Needs

Calls on Community Behavioral Health Centers To Fill Gap in Care Every dollar invested in evidence-based care for Iraq and Afghanistan...

Oct 05, 2012, 11:47 ET

Invite Your Community: Oct. 9 and 11 Webinars on Depression and Mental Health for Faith Leaders


Apr 16, 2012, 11:19 ET

Innovative Work in Mental Health and Addictions Honored Through National Council Awards of Excellence

 The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare (National Council) is presenting seven individuals and organizations with Awards of...

Apr 12, 2012, 11:40 ET

Mental Health and Addictions Treatment Community Leads the Way to Real Reform

Former Sen. Tom Daschle, NIMH Director Thomas Insel among Speakers at National Council Conference — Broadcast Live Online  The...

Mar 29, 2012, 11:48 ET

Crisis at 30,000 Feet

The following is a statement by Linda Rosenberg, president and CEO for the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare: By now many of...

Jun 24, 2010, 15:34 ET

National Council Applauds Rep. Tonko for Seeking Strict Enforcement of Mental Health Parity Law - July 1, 2010 Deadline Approaching

With the deadline fast approaching for new federal rules implementing the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA), Rep. Paul Tonko...

Jan 15, 2010, 12:20 ET

Emergency Grants and Mental Health First Aid Training Available to Meet Mental Health Needs After Haiti Earthquake

The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare (National Council) is offering small emergency grants and free Mental Health First Aid...

Apr 17, 2009, 07:45 ET

New National Online Survey Says Bipolar Depressive Symptoms Have Impact on Day-To-Day Tasks as Well as Social Activities(1)

Ninety Percent of People Being Treated for Bipolar Disorder Say They Have Difficulty with Day-To-Day Tasks Due to Depressive Symptoms (1) A new...

Sep 01, 2008, 01:00 ET

Emergency Assistance Available for Gustav Victims

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the Gulf Coast braces for another potentially devastating hurricane, help is available to meet...

Jul 10, 2008, 01:00 ET

New Medicare Law Removes Barriers to Mental Health Treatment

WASHINGTON, July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare applauds Congress for passing...

Oct 18, 2007, 01:00 ET

New Legislation Seeks to Improve Access to Community Mental Healthcare

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- - The nation's mental health system was revitalized with the introduction of landmark legislation...

Aug 22, 2007, 01:00 ET

Mental Health and Addiction Providers in New Orleans, Baton Rouge Face Soaring Caseloads, Burnout Two Years After Hurricane Katrina

ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Troubling new research shows that four out of five mental health and addiction providers in...

Jun 25, 2007, 01:00 ET

Veterans' Mental Health Issues: Where Is Help Coming From?

WASHINGTON, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A June 2007 report from the Department of Defense Mental Health Task Force highlights the growing...

Jun 13, 2007, 01:00 ET

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New Survey Shows Product Liability Litigation May Jeopardize Treatment Outcomes for People with Severe Mental Illnesses

ROCKVILLE, Md., June 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Survey results released today shed light on a new barrier to treatment affecting people with severe...

Apr 16, 2007, 01:00 ET

Statement on Today's Tragic Shootings at Virginia Tech From Linda Rosenberg, MSW, President and CEO, National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement on today's tragic shootings at Virginia Tech from Linda...