Category Archives: Clinical Care

A Tale of Two Conferences

“It was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity…” So begins Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities,” and in the case of behavioral health conferences, the cities were Orlando for the electrifying National Council and Atlanta for the soulful … Continue reading

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RISE Awards!

Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care hosted the first annual RISE Awards at the Parsons Center for Health and Wellness in Phoenix, Arizona this morning to celebrate Resilience, Innovation, Service and Empowerment in the transformation of the behavioral healthcare system. There was … Continue reading

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Igniting Hope with Recovery Education

Nelson Mandela believed the catalyst for a better future was learning. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Equipped with the right tools, the disenfranchised and disabled become engaged and empowered. Hope is … Continue reading

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Improving Performance with the Balanced Scorecard (and the King)

It’s been said that frameworks are a dime a dozen… but you have to have one. Prior to 1990, many businesses focused their measurement on finance alone, which tended to discourage continuous improvement and innovation. These companies lacked a systemic … Continue reading

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Avoid Crisis Not Top Ten… Join #NatCon15

In the last few years, nearly a dozen US states have determined it was time to end the “Not Top Ten.” This decision is leading to an investment of hundreds of millions with a new level of expectation for psychiatric … Continue reading

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Spreading a Different Courage

Think back to this time last year. A little story was lurking somewhere behind Kim Kardashian breaking the internet. We simply weren’t paying it much attention. In fact, the “little story” was only the largest Ebola epidemic in human history, … Continue reading

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America Shrugs: A Glimpse into the Future of Suicide

In order to catch a glimpse of the future of suicide prevention, perhaps it would be helpful to visit the past, a time when our nation was first complacent, then went to war. So many deaths of people in the … Continue reading

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