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Out of the Shadows: Bringing Inclusion to the World of Mental Health

The New York Community Trust recently issued a Spotlight on Mental Health brief summarizing some of the foundation’s work to advance the behavioral health field over the years.

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Addressing the Mental Health Epidemic: Mindfulness, Healing, and Resiliency Strategies

This timely conversation dives into the current mental health landscape; highlights cost-effective, prevention-oriented programs; and shares insights on the future of mental health and roles for health funders.

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Funder Approaches to Trauma and Resilience

Survey Results and Implications for Health Philanthropy

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The Urgent Need for Nature During and After COVID-19

Mounting research, combined with our personal and professional experience, suggest that improving equity in access to greenspace may help combat health inequities. Access to safe, nearby nature must be prioritized as critical public health infrastructure and not just an amenity for a few.

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views from the field by Octavio Martinez

Behavioral Health Equity in the Time of COVID-19

COVID-19 is unmasking our shortcomings, gaps, disinvestments, disparities, inequities, and discrimination towards each other. Because COVID-19 is now so pervasive, this unmasking is playing out in multiple arenas simultaneously. One of the major ones is behavioral health.

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Psych Hubb: COVID-19 Mental Health Resource Platform

Psych Hubb recently launched a digital platform of free resources to help individuals and providers address mental health needs during the pandemic.

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What States Preparing for Opioid Lawsuit Funds Can Learn from Tobacco Settlements

ClearWay Minnesota shares their tobacco settlement experience, lessons learned, and recommendations for stakeholders to consider as opioid lawsuits are resolved.

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SAMHSA Resources on COVID-19

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is compiling resources and guidance for individuals, providers, communities, and states on responding to behavioral health needs during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Issue Focus by Alison Perencevich

Responding to the Opioid and Drug Overdose Epidemic

The opioid epidemic remains a critical public health crisis that necessitates philanthropic attention. Philanthropy is uniquely suited to respond to immediate challenges while also supporting broader systems change.

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Suicide in Older Adults: A Quiet Epidemic

Suicide in Older Adults: A Quiet Epidemic

There is a widespread and dangerous popular misconception that permeates our society that aging and despair—and even depression—go hand in hand. One of the most drastic consequences of such marginalization is the resultant isolation and feelings of burdensomeness that, when exacerbated with key risk factors, may drive suicide in older adults.

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2019 Annual Conference Plenary Remarks: Jerome Adams

Dr. Jerome Adams, 20th Surgeon General of the United States, calls for a cultural shift in the way Americans think about, talk about, and respond to the opioid crisis, and shares his insights on how health funders can help prevent and treat opioid misuse, and promote recovery.

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From 100-Day Challenge to Systems Change: An Unlikely Journey for Opioid Stakeholders in Palm Beach County

Palm Beach County, Florida became an epicenter for the nation’s deadly opioid crisis, with the number of opioid-related deaths hitting epidemic proportions in 2016.

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