Behavioral Health Policy & News

Superheroes and Grief

NASW Social Work Talks Podcast

Apr 06, 2021

Dr. Jill Harrington, DSW, LCSW, is creator and co-editor of "Superhero Grief: The Transformative Power of Loss," which provides practical ideas for promoting healing through modern superhero stories.


NYPD To Implement Co-responder Model in New Pilot

Nov 13, 2020

New York City plans to implement a pilot program where mental health professionals would replace police officers in responding to mental health emergencies.  The program will be tested in two to-be-determined NYC neighborhoods identified as "high need."  The NYC pilot program is based on the Oregon-based CAHOOTS co-responder model.


Addressing the Crisis of Black Youth Suicide

Takia Richardson, LICSW, LCSW

Mar 30, 2020

Suicide rates among 10-19 years old youth was the second leading cause of death in 2017 according to data from the National Vital Statistics System. Overall, rates for youth aged 10-14 declined between 2000-2007 before tripling between 2007-2017. The rates of completed suicide among Black youth are increasing faster than any other racial or ethnic group.


Every Suicide is a Preventable Tragedy

Social Work Advocates

Oct 15, 2019

NASW CEO Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW, writes: "The effects of suicide go beyond the person who takes his or her life. Suicide causes pain, suffering and loss to individuals, families and communities."


Support for Caregivers

NASW Social Work Talks Podcast

Dec 18, 2018

Guest Santo D. Marabella, MBA, DSW, is an author, playwright, filmmaker, speaker and educator. He's the author of "The Lessons of Caring: Inspiration and Support for Caregivers." He talks about the lessons he's learned while caring for his aging parents, and how this book can help others in similar situations.


Suicide Rates on the Rise

Social Work Advocates

Oct 15, 2018

Suicide rates are rising in nearly every state in America. Many of these deaths are preventable if everyone from family to friends to health-care providers asks the right questions, uses the right language, and helps them get the right care.


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