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Dec 17, 2014, 14:20 ET

Millions of Marketplace Enrollees Have Tough Purchasing Decisions Ahead - An Online Tool Is Here to Help

 With 25 percent more issuers participating in the health insurance marketplace this year, an expected 10.5 million enrollees will have more...

Nov 06, 2014, 16:46 ET
Rx Restrictions Hurt People

Medication Restrictions Significantly Affect Mental Health Treatment Outcomes

 A new study administered by the National Council for Behavioral Health and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and published in...

Oct 29, 2014, 14:54 ET

Know Before You Donate: A Giving Guide to National Patient Organizations

The holiday season is fast approaching, which means it's also the season of highest charitable giving. But how does someone know whether to support...

Jul 16, 2014, 15:46 ET

National Council and Members of Congress Convene for Briefing on Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety Officers

The National Council for Behavioral Health today joined Senators Kelly Ayotte (NH) and Mark Begich (AK) and Representatives Lynn Jenkins (KS) and...

Apr 28, 2014, 15:23 ET

Hillary Rodham Clinton, Patrick Kennedy, Mariel Hemingway, Diverse Leaders to Address Mental Health & Addiction Conference, May 5-7 in Washington, DC

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and political legacy Patrick Kennedy are among the 300 speakers at the 2014 National Council for...

Apr 24, 2014, 11:00 ET

National Council Convenes Veterans and Mental Health Leaders to Launch Mental Health First Aid for Veterans

The National Council for Behavioral Health (National Council), along with leaders from veterans service organizations and fellow mental health...

Apr 22, 2014, 13:29 ET

Media Advisory: National Council Joins Veterans and Mental Health Leaders to Launch Mental Health First Aid for Veterans

The National Council for Behavioral Health will launch Mental Health First Aid for Veterans with leaders from veteran service organizations and...

Mar 31, 2014, 20:35 ET
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National Council Applauds Passage of Historic Excellence in Mental Health Act

 The U.S. Senate today passed legislation that included $900 million to fund the bipartisan Excellence in Mental Health Act.  The...

Jan 23, 2014, 11:21 ET

National Health Council Launches New Resources to Help Patients Compare Out-of-Pocket Marketplace Health Insurance Costs

To help consumers understand their out-of-pocket health care costs as they shop for a marketplace insurance plan, the National Health Council (NHC)...

Dec 17, 2013, 10:43 ET

Capacitación para el Cuidado de la Salud está disponible para los latinos con enfermedades mentales y adicciones

 Capacitación para la Medidas de Autocontrol para la Salud Integral (WHAM, por su siglas en ingles)  - Una oportunidad para las...

Dec 12, 2013, 14:03 ET
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National Council Applauds Action on the Excellence Act

Senate and House Efforts Indicate Progress Since Sandy Hook Tragedy The Senate Finance Committee today voted to include the bipartisan...

Dec 05, 2013, 13:25 ET

Seeking Best App, Self-Help Health Technology | eHealth Challenge

The National Council challenges the public to devise the next game-changing innovation in healthcare. The winner will have the opportunity to...

Dec 05, 2013, 11:36 ET

Mental Health Expert Addresses Sandy Hook Anniversary and the Importance of Ensuring Access to Mental Health Treatment

MEDIA AVAILABILITY Linda Rosenberg, president and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health, is a national expert on mental health...

Nov 08, 2013, 13:35 ET

National Council Applauds Final Parity Rule for Mental Health and Substance Use

 The Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and the Treasury today jointly issued a final rule increasing parity between mental...

Nov 01, 2013, 15:31 ET

Decision on State Exchanges Will Aid Patient Access to Medications

National Health Council applauds HHS clarification on qualified health plans The National Health Council (NHC) applauds the Department of...

Oct 16, 2013, 14:51 ET

Nominations Open for 2014 Inspiring Hope Awards

Honoring Outstanding Achievements in Mental Health  The National Council for Behavioral Health (National Council) is now accepting...

Jul 11, 2013, 10:42 ET

National Survey Shows Patients Want to be Involved in Health Research

National Health Council Calls for Greater Patient Engagement  An overwhelming majority of people with chronic and rare diseases (83%) and...

Jun 03, 2013, 13:13 ET
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White House Mental Health Conference Includes Discussion of Mental Health First Aid

 The following quote can be attributed to Linda Rosenberg, president and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health and an attendee at...

Jan 16, 2013, 16:28 ET

President Obama Calls for Mental Health First Aid in Gun Control Proposal

Statement by Linda Rosenberg, President and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health  "As part of his recommendations to...

Jan 14, 2013, 10:12 ET

Recognizing Mental Health Disorders in Youth

National Council Introduces Youth Mental Health First Aid on Lady Gaga's Born Brave Bus Tour  The National Council for Behavioral Health...