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Nurses Week 2018: Nurses Are Priceless When it Comes to Suicide Prevention

When it comes to suicide in the U.S.: Someone dies every 12 minutes – reaching nearly 45,000 deaths each year. 10 percent of individuals present in an emergency department shortly before the act; 25 percent of men and 50 percent of women are seen by a mental health professional. 64 percent of suicide victims see their primary care physician within a month prior – 38 percent within a week. During this Nurses Week, we are reminded of the impact that…

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Nurses Week 2018 Reflections

Inspire, Innovate, Influence – those three words are the American Nurses Association theme for Nurses Week 2018.  As I reflect upon my career as a nurse and think about all of the lives I have come in contact with, I think of you all.  While patient and family care is first and foremost to who we are, the ability to inspire, innovate and influence is what drives the advancement of care and advocacy for the betterment of healthcare regardless of…

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Netsmart at #HIMSS18: What to Expect

The leading health information and technology event, #HIMSS18, is right around the corner! From March 5 – 9, join Netsmart and thousands of healthcare professionals for five days of education, innovation and professional networking. This year at #HIMSS18, you will see how Netsmart is connecting the MISSING PIECES – addiction treatment, behavioral health, care at home and senior living – to all of healthcare. Find out how you can position your organization for success by integrating care and making interoperability…

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Veterans Day Reflections

This Veterans Day join us as we remember, honor and reflect on all of our past, present and future veterans. At Netsmart, we are so proud to work alongside our clients and support those communities who serve veterans and their families. Mental health services for our returning veterans should be one of the highest priorities, but the reality is that these services aren’t always easy to access. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a valuable resource that can make a…

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Improving Mental and Emotional Wellness

World Mental Health Day is observed each year on Oct. 10, with the overall intention of raising awareness of mental health issues, reducing stigma and rallying support of better mental health across the globe. It is important, however, to take care of your mental health every day of the year. Taking steps to be mindful of your mental health can be easier than you think. Check out these tips that you can try today to help you maximize opportunities for…

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Meet the Clinicians: Denny Morrison

We are privileged to have the opportunity to work with many individuals who have firsthand experience as clinicians. These experienced individuals work hand-in-hand with our technology teams and clients to make sure we’re delivering solutions that work in real-life … not just the testing lab. They also possess a wealth of knowledge and experience that helps keep our efforts aligned with the needs and goals of our clients. In this series, we spotlight individuals who have worked in the field and…

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Netsmart Associates Become Mental Health First Aid Instructors

At Netsmart, we invest in our associates by providing educational opportunities to enhance their personal and professional lives. In July 2016, we began offering the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) program, an 8-hour course that gives people the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. To date, we have presented 13 training sessions to nearly 300 associates with the goal to have 90% of all associates certified.  Netsmart associates Julie Hiett and Tricia…

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May is Mental Health Month

Since 1949, the United States have observed May as National Mental Health Month, bringing to light the epidemic that affects millions of Americans. Mental Health America, along with other organizations, dedicates the entire month to share information on how to achieve positive mental health, provide helpful resources, and to bring awareness to the topic of mental health. What is Mental Health? According to MentalHealth.gov, mental health encompasses our emotional, psychological, and social well-being; It affects how we think, feel, and…

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Netsmart Celebrates Grace Murray Hopper – Grand Lady of Software

At Netsmart we like to make sure we keep the foundation of our industry fresh in our minds each and every day. What better way to keep our eyes on the future by seeing what has been established for us in the past? As part of our effort to celebrate great innovators in health and computer sciences, we took the opportunity to name meeting rooms at our Kansas City headquarters after various industry visionaries. Included in this prestigious group is the one…

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Will You Be My Volunteer?

Valentine’s Day is much more than chocolate, flowers and giant, stuffed teddy bears. It’s a day where we can share our love with not only loved ones, but also with those in our community. If you’re looking to make your Valentine’s Day (or any day) extra special this year, here are four ways to spread the love: Spend time with loved ones: Instead of paying for an expensive meal, invite those who might not have a place to spend Valentine’s Day…

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