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Resilience involves behavior, thoughts, and actions that anyone can learn, but it usually takes time and intention. Here are four core components that can help build more resilience.
Coronavirus
Ron Manderscheid, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
Times of crisis require bold action. Three recent pieces of legislation reflect the depth of the coronavirus crisis and the dramatic nature of our national response.
Coronavirus
H. Steven Moffic, MD
We are hearing plenty about the dangers of COVID-19. Here are a few possible opportunities for good changes we can make, too.
Coronavirus
Ron Manderscheid, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
Mitigating population panic and assuring the delivery of mental health and substance use services will be essential to reduce the severe disruptions associated with the secondary effects of the pandemic coronavirus (COVID-19).
Coronavirus
H. Steven Moffic, MD
Too much fear can compromise our immune system, which in turn may increase our vulnerability to infection. So, one way to health and mental health is to regain as much control as practically possible.
Coronavirus
H. Steven Moffic, MD
Following all the measures to maintain physical health is a priority, but those of us with exper-tise in mental health also have a major contribution to make.
Coronavirus
Ron Manderscheid, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
Persons with mental or substance use conditions are particularly vulnerable to stress responses in the presence of uncertainty and threat. We need to have more interpersonal contact with consumers during this period, even if only via social media.
Coronavirus
H. Steven Moffic
As professionals, our response to coronavirus must be measured—not too fearful or too lax.
Policy
Ron Manderscheid, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
The event, held last week in Washington, D.C., served as a state of the union for behavioral healthcare, drawing attention to the largest issues facing the field.
Management
H. Steven Moffic
Productivity-obsessed managers would be wise to focus on fostering healthy dialogue with staff instead of cracking down on bathroom breaks.
Policy/Advocacy
Ron Manderscheid, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
The guide includes strategies for fiscal management during the opioid crisis, workforce development, expanding broadband access, bridging transportation gaps to improve substance use services and overcoming economic challenges.
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