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Archives - January 1970

National Prevention Week (May 8-14): Raising Awareness of Preventing Substance Use and Promoting Positive Mental Health

National Prevention Week is a week-long observance used to raise awareness and action around the prevention of substance use as well as to promote positive mental health. National Prevention Week strives to boost community involvement, foster collaboration among public health organizations, and promote the spread of quality resources on substance…
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What Type of Behavioral Health Professional is Right for You?

  [video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="https://nyccbf.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Kinds-of-Behavioral-Healthcare-1080p-220413.mp4"][/video] There are many types of behavioral health professionals. Below is a listing of the types of professionals, including their areas of expertise and training, to help you select the type of treatment that is right for you. Psychiatrists are licensed medical doctors who have completed…
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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

[video poster="https://nyccbf.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Screenshot-130.png" width="1920" height="1080" mp4="https://nyccbf.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/April-is-Alcohol-Awareness-Month.mp4"][/video] April is Alcohol Awareness Month, and this gives us an opportunity to think about our drinking habits and how alcohol affects our lives. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence ("NCADD") established National Alcohol Awareness Month in 1987. NCADD was formed by Marty Mann,…
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REMINDER: How to Access LiveHealthOnline for Mental Health or Substance Use Assistance

If you or your dependent(s) are seeking outpatient services for mental health or substance use, please know that help is available and accessible from any electronic device with internet access. You can have a confidential virtual visit with a licensed clinician at www.LiveHealthOnline.com. Follow the steps below to access assistance through www.LiveHealthOnline.com:…
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The Holidays and your Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The holiday season typically is a time of joyful celebrations with family and friends. Many people look forward to gathering together, exchanging gifts, and celebrating traditions. However, this holiday season, COVID-19 continues to add stress and uncertainty to these normally happy occasions. Here are some things to keep in mind…
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September is National Suicide Prevention Month

NATIONAL SUICIDE LIFELINE 1-800-273-8255 or text NAMI to 741-741 to be connected to the Crisis Text Line. For assistance with Referrals and Resources contact MEND at: 395 Hudson Street 5th Floor New York, NY 10014 212-366-7590 or MEND@NYCCBF.org During September, the MEND program joins The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) as…
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September is National Recovery Month

Every year, Americans across the country observe September as National Recovery Month. This is a time of year the Benefit Funds likes to use to promote awareness and educate our members on the various issues that many of those with addiction face, and the different treatment options available to them. The goal…
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Mental Health Awareness Month Campaign: Individual and Community Fast Facts

As a continued part of the MEND Program's campaign to promote Mental Health Awareness Month, we would like to present some important mental health "fast facts," courtesy of the National Alliance on Mental Illness ("NAMI"). Please use these to encourage discussion with your community, whether through social media or other…
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The MEND Program Recognizes Mental Health Awareness Month

During May, the MEND program joins The National Alliance on Mental Illness ("NAMI") as part of the national movement to raise awareness about mental health. Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed in the U.S. since 1949. Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental…
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Accessing LiveHealth Online for Mental Health or Substance Abuse Assistance

If you or your dependent(s) are seeking outpatient services for mental health or substance use, please know that help is available and accessible from any electronic device with internet access. You can have a confidential virtual visit with a licensed clinician at www.LiveHealthOnline.com. Follow the steps below to access assistance…
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