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July 28, 2017

The Quiet Power of Empathic Listening

Many of us forget that we all possess one of the most effective tools to aid someone experiencing a mental…

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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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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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August 27, 2015

Born This Way: A Young Person’s Experience with Mental Health…

High school student and Born This Way Foundation ambassador Alexa Branco talks about her experience taking a Mental Health First…

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July 21, 2015

Mental health issues don’t take the day off

*Reprinted from Aetna Health Section. Mental health issues don’t stay at home. They don’t take a vacation and they seldom…

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July 2, 2015

4 Ways You Can Support Veterans Living With PTSD in…

With Independence Day upon us, learn some ways you can help support those who have served our country. 1)  Put…

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April 13, 2015

We’ve got your back.

When I was eighteen, like many young folks, I left my hometown in the coal fields of West Virginia to…

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December 23, 2014

A Do-Something Congress

This editorial originally appeared in Roll Call. As this lame-duck Congress limps to the end of its tenure, pundits are…

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December 22, 2014

7 Tips for Beating the Holiday Blues

I recently arrived at Union Station greeted by Santa ringing a bell and shouting, “Merry Christmas. Everybody smile…remember it will be…

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November 10, 2014

CROSS TRAINING? NO SWEAT.

I went to the gym last week for the first time in a while. I checked in, got a towel…

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March 25, 2014

Something to Talk About

I recently got a call from George Delgrosso, Executive Director of the Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council, excited to share the…

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January 2, 2014

2014: Estimating Real Change in Healthcare

“We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur…

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