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Lost Connections: Depression Causes and Solutions with Johann Hari

Johann Hari is a New York Times best-selling author. His book ‘Chasing the Scream: the First and Last Days of the War on Drugs’ has been translated into 15 languages and is currently being adapted into a major Hollywood film, and into a non-fiction documentary series. He is one of the most-viewed TED talkers of all time: his talk, ‘Everything You Think You Know About Addiction is Wrong’, has (along with the animation based on it) been viewed more than 20 million times.

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The Need for Human Connection: An Interview with Dr. Gabor Maté

Gabor Maté, M.D. joins us after his presentations at The National Council for Behavioral Health’s annual conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Take a journey as Dr. Maté and our host, Kristin Walker, discuss the need for meaningful human connection and the enormity of changing the structures in which we treat and comprehend addiction.


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Mental Health News Radio Is Proud To Cover The National Council for Behavioral Health’s NATCON18 Conference at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center.

Asheville, North Carolina- April 11th, 2018
Mental Health News Radio is proud to announce that they will once again cover the NATCON18 Conference for The National Council for Behavioral Health.  This year the prestigious event is to take place at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. Over 5,000 like-minded leaders in the behavioral health field will attend this event to learn how to stay on the cusp of the changes and advances that are being made in mental health advocacy and education. Mental Health News Radio Network will interview speakers and vendors at the event to ensure their listeners are also keeping up with the trends in the field. Mental Health News Radio Network believes education is key to reducing mental health stigma so covering this event feels like part of their mission. This year’s conference will focus on new research in behavioral health, addiction treatment, and whole-person care. Strategically, Hill Day will coincide with the conference. This will give attendees and participants the opportunity to participate in advocacy for behavioral health on Capital Hill.

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Is HIPAA Compliancy in Behavioral Health Boring? Not On Our Show!

HIPAA, HITECH, Omnibus,  PCI regulations – these are words that can strike fear into the heart of any Behavioral Health organization.  They don’t need to as we found after speaking with our guest today on Mental Health News Radio.  We sat down with Marc Haskelson, the President and CEO of Compliancy Group, to find out how easy compliance can be.

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We Love the National Council for Behavioral Health

The Heart and the Hub of Behavioral Health

Billed as the nation’s most effective advocate for behavioral health prevention, early intervention, science-based treatment, and recovery, the National Council for Behavioral Health wears many hats that serve one cause: mental health. Whether it’s by effecting federal change by pushing through much-needed policies on the Hill or stifling mental health stigma with science or social media, the National Council is a best friend to behavioral health providers and vendors alike—even if they don’t know it (you likely do).

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Mental Health and Social Media with Sean Erreger

We met Sean Erreger when he attended our presentation on EHR technology for The National Council for Behavioral Health. He was impressed with our presentation and gladly shared portions of it out into the Twitterverse. Sean was also a presenter at the conference about the proper use of social media in the field of mental health. It can save lives and let’s face it: Social Media is not going anywhere. We might as well use it for good! Join Sean as we interview each other about what we do, why we do it, and why we are both so passionate about Behavioral Health.

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Body Positivity: Mental Health and Matt Joseph Diaz

The team at Mental Health News Radio and everythingEHR has been following Matt Joseph Diaz for some time. We’ve been amazed at his journey around body positivity and acceptance.

When Linda Rosenberg, the CEO and President of The National Council for Behavioral Health joined us for a discussion about the “uncomfortable conversations” that must be had, we decided to create a show for our listeners that delved even deeper into the mental health field. We couldn’t think of anyone other than Matt to help us launch our first “after dark” show.

Make no mistake – this is the no holds barred version of Mental Health News Radio. Want to hear the conversations that need to be had in order to heal our collective wounds around body issues? Tune in to this show.



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Exploring Revenue Cycle Management Solutions in Behavioral Health

Join us for a interview with Michael Flora, Senior Operations and Management Consultant for MTM Services, a strategic partner with National Council for Behavioral Health. Michael presented at the annual conference for the council about revenue cycle management for Certified Community Behavioral Health Centers. As he states in our interview, it is not business as usual anymore. Provider types are changing and how Behavioral Health providers and agencies navigate these changes will depend on utilizing the expertise of the council and MTM Services.


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Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode

Psychiatrist, John Kane, M.D. and Clincial Psychologist, Susan Azrin join us at the annual National Council for Behavioral Health conference to discuss their presentation on recovery after initial schizophrenia episodes. The program RAISE is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. It was designed to reduce the likelihood of long-term disability that people with schizophrenia often experience.


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Legalizing Marijuana – The Conversation We Should Be Having: Dr. R. Corey Waller


Dr. Corey Waller joins us for a discussion about the consequences of legalizing marijuana from the media room at National Council for Behavioral Health’s annual conference. Dr. Waller is a multi-session presenter and we are so glad he could take some time out during the conference for some sound bites about his work. Take a listen and hear factual information that should be part of our national conversation about marijuana usage.


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