Tag Archives: mental health

NASW CEO Angelo McClain attends June 3 White House Conference on Mental Health

The White House Conference on Mental Health brings together people from across the country, including mental health advocates, educators, health care providers, faith leaders, members of Congress, representatives from local governments and individuals who have struggled with mental health problems, to discuss how we can all work together to reduce stigma and help the millions of Americans struggling with mental ... Read More »

NASW Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of President Kennedy’s Mental Health Message

Today, NASW celebrates the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s special message to Congress regarding the state of mental health in the United States.  President Kennedy’s remarks brought the issue of stigma, and access to care, to the forefront of his domestic agenda.  As a result of this initiative, the Community Mental Health Centers Act was signed into law, ... Read More »

Military Suicides Increase Need for Mental Health Services

Recently, the Department of Defense confirmed that 2012 witnessed a sharp increase in suicides committed by active duty Servicemembers.  This only serves to highlight the need for an increase in mental health providers throughout the military.  NASW has emphasized this need on behalf of the social work profession, as have many schools of social work who have developed programs specific to this ... Read More »

NASW Meets with Vice President Biden’s Task Force

NASW CEO Betsy Clark, and other mental health and disability rights advocates, met at the White House on Wednesday to provide input for Vice President Biden’s Task Force on Gun Control and Violence. The meeting was led by Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius, and included Attorney General Eric Holder, Pam Hyde from the Substance ... Read More »

NASW Continues Support of Farley-Kluger Initiative

OVER 40,000 GRIEVING PARENTS AND SIXTEEN NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS URGE CONGRESSIONAL SUPPORT OF THE FARLEY-KLUGER INITIATIVE TO AMEND THE FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT TO INCLUDE TIME TO GRIEVE FOR LOSS OF A CHILD Scottsdale, AZ/Chicago, IL, November 13- Kelly Farley, Founder of the Grieving Dads Project (www.GrievingDads.com) and Barry Kluger, author of “A Life Undone: a Father’s Journey Through Loss Continues,” ... Read More »

Voice Awards shed light on mental health

By Greg Wright, News contributor Social worker Henry Acosta has probably received dozens of awards for his mental health outreach efforts in the Hispanic community. However, the Voice Award that Acosta received on Aug. 22 in Los Angeles from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is his first award for reaching out to others despite battling a mental ... Read More »

Suicide Prevention and Supporting Our Veterans

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and every American can make a difference in helping to prevent Veteran suicide.  Of the 30,000 suicides that are committed each year, on average, more than 20 percent are veterans.  Suicide Prevention Month, which coincides with Suicide Prevent Week from September 9th through September 15th and World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th, serves ... Read More »

Interested in becoming a Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Volunteer?

A Red Cross Foundations of Disaster Mental Health (FDMH) Webinar has been scheduled for Wed Aug 29, 2012 3pm – 6 pm EST. Topic: Foundations of Disaster Mental Health To Register: Go to https://americanredcross.webex.com enter the session number and click “Join” to register.  Once you are approved by the host, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining ... Read More »

NASW web page addresses veterans, military members support

By Rena Malai, News Staff In its continued support of veterans, military members and their families, NASW has devoted a new page on the NASW website to provide its members with relevant resources. Social workers who work with — or are interested in working with — military members, veterans and their families can visit the page at www.socialworkers.org/military.asp, where they ... Read More »