Pregnant & Addicted: A Mother’s Story : Retreat Behavioral Health

When I found out I was pregnant I was in such a bad place it made me want to use more at first, that’s the scary part about addiction. I realized I wanted a better life for me and this baby and they deserve a better life and that’s what pushed me into getting sober again. What did it was […]

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SERV Behavioral Health Wins 2019 Non-Profit Award

SERV Behavioral Health System is an organization that provides care to individuals with mental health or intellectual and developmental disabilities. It’s important that we do the work we do in community settings, it’s important for the individuals we serve, it’s important for the families of the individuals we serve, and most importantly it’s important for the community that we are […]

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KSOC-TV: Behavioral Health Concerns in Classrooms

Good afternoon, everyone, and welcome to KSOCTV, I’m Stephanie Dukes filling in for today’s host Gary Blau. We’re working to share timely, relevant techinal assistance on a whole host of issues, relating to mental health, needs of children, youth and families. Today we’ll focus on both the behavioral health challenges and opportunities found in elementary schools and classrooms, specifically grades […]

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What Does the United Healthcare Lawsuit Mean for Behavioral Health Treatment?

United Healthcare is the largest private insurer. They have about 60 million lives. One in five folks that have health insurance in America have United Healthcare. So, that’s a big chunk of the population. Essentially, this lawsuit says that post Mental Health Parity Act, which was an act that was designed to bring mental health treatment, so that includes any […]

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Integrating Behavioral Health into Health Information Exchanges (HIE)

Welcome to the first webinar in SAMHSA’s quarterly Health IT webinar series. The topic of today’s webinar, which is being co-hosted by SAMHSA and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information technology, or ONC, is Integrating Behavioral Health into Health Information Exchanges. I’m Gordon Campbell and I will be moderating today’s meeting and introducing our first set of […]

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Working for Better Behavioral Health Outcomes

My name is Ariana Anderson and we are at the Semel Institute at UCLA and I’m a statistician working in psychiatry. Well, so working in psychiatry as a statistician is very interesting, because in psychiatry there’s is not really any good way to measure mental illness other than observing symptoms. And so one thing I’m working on is how to […]

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The Listen Project – making mental health a normal conversation

The ticking of time ignites the fire inside me. It burns my lungs. It suffocates me. I can’t breathe. I am cooling the heat within you. I am embracing your fire and extinguishing the flame. The war within goes unheard to ears that have grown tired of listening to thunderstorms. Sparks ignite in the darkness and shed light onto unseen […]

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Break the Behavioral Health Stigma – #NMspeaksCrisis

I lost my father to suicide 6 years ago. So I found my passion or my purpose in life out of the tragedy of losing my dad and I realized how important suicide prevention was and mental health awareness and especially in New Mexico considering we’re one of the top states for suicide. We’re very Hispanic and we don’t like […]

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SAMHSA Behavioral Health IT Webinar Series – 42 CFR Part 2: Myths & Scenarios

Good afternoon everyone. My name is Dina Passman and I am Public Health Advisor on SAMHSA’s Health Information Technology Team. I want to welcome everyone to today’s webinar on 42 CFR Part 2: Myths and Scenarios. This is the second webinar in our SAMHSA Health IT summer webinar series. Before we begin, there are few housekeeping items for today’s webinar. […]

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