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 Our Mission is to develop a diverse group of exceptional health leaders, advance and support comprehensive health systems strategies, and actively promote policies and practices eliminate disparities in behavioral health.

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SHLI presents at National Medical Assoc. WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2011, 9:00 - 11:00

Mental Health and The Environment: An Interactive Impact In the quest for healthy environments and healthy communities, mental health has too often been taken for granted or even neglected. Yet, one in four Americans suffers from a diagnosable mental disorder each year and, based on World Health Organization (WHO) mental health report, the global picture is (more)

Mental Health First Aid - USA

Updated July 7, 2011 - Mental Health First Aid is a groundbreaking public education program that  helps the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Mental Health First Aid USA is managed, operated, and disseminated by three national authorities the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Missouri Department of Mental Health.Mental Health First Aid is offered in the form of an interactive 12-hour course (more)

New Directions in Addictions and Mental Health Services Explored at National Council Conference, May 2-4, in San Diego

Free Live Broadcast: Linda Rosenberg, Don Berwick, Pamela Hyde
Dozens of presentations on new and emerging trends and treatments in addictions and mental health, speeches by President Bill Clinton and author Xavier Amador, and free Mental Health First Aid training highlight the National Council's Mental Health and Addictions Conference, more , at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, CA. May is Mental Health Month.
The free Mental Health First Aid Highlights training on May 2, 5:30 pm 8:30 pm pacific at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, is open to the public, and will teach people how to help someone who is in crisis or developing the signs of mental illness. The training, offered by the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare in local partnership with Mental Health Systems and the Mental Health America of San Diego County, uses role playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis, select interventions, and provide initial help until appropriate support is engaged.
Linda Rosenberg, the National Council's President and CEO, kicks off the conference on May 2, 8:00 am - 8:45 am pacific, with her annual state of the union speech by encouraging behavioral health and addiction professionals to be The Change and continue to provide hope of recovery for all those with mental and addiction disorders. Rosenberg's session will be broadcast live at . more

Arizona Tragedy: What People Need to Know About Mental Illness

Statement from Linda Rosenberg, President and CEO National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
Washington, DC (Jan 11, 2011) ”We want to express our heartfelt sympathies to Rep. Giffords, her staff, and the citizens of Arizona who were killed or injured in the senseless tragedy on January 8.
While much has been made about the mental state of the accused killer, no one yet knows what drove the young man to engage in such a violent act. more
November 1, 2010 Partnership formed between SHLI/MSM, The GA State Dept. of Behavioral Health and Kaiser Permanente Foundation to transform emergency department behavioral health delivery system
The Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine has entered into a partnership with Georgia State Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) and Kaiser Permanente Foundation to develop policies and best practices to improve behavioral health services for