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What Should the Next Assistant Secretary for SAMSHA Be and Do to Heal America Psyche?

Posted on February 04, 2021
America doesn’t feel so good in body, mind, or spirit—from children through seniors. America’s mental health was fragile before COVID-19,…
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Systems of Care Loses One of Its Biggest Fans – Burt Blau

Posted on February 04, 2021
If you attended the Tampa Conference during the years that Gary Blau was Branch Chief at SAMHSA who had responsibility…
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Making a National Case for “Good Trouble” to Heal Mental Health Disparities, Based on Good Science

Posted on January 14, 2021
PART 1, reducing ACES for $7.00 per Child Unless you’ve been living under a rock or are Rip…
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Hindsight is 2020

Posted on December 17, 2020
Morning Zen is honored to have Julie Radlauer-Doerfler grace us with a poem that sums up the wild…
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The Optimistic Advocate is Ready to Share His Kundalini Awakening!

Posted on December 04, 2020
Well, faithful readers, if you want to know everything that is going on with me, then you might want to…
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The Effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Children and Adolescents with Behavioral and Mental Health Challenges

Posted on December 04, 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact the United States in many ways. Now the third leading cause of death…
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Celebrating the Life of Randy Feltman

Posted on November 20, 2020
Randy Feltman, a champion, visionary, and social innovator of children’s mental health in California and the nation passed away…
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Remembering the Indomitable Force for Good That Was Tessie Brunini Schweitzer

Posted on October 15, 2020
Tessie Brunini Schweitzer Tessie Brunini Schweitzer, founder of Mississippi Families as Allies, passed away earlier this month. The…
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Remembering DJ Jaffe

Posted on August 28, 2020
A long-time advocate for those with serious mental illness, Don Lyle Jaffe, known as DJ, passed away last week…