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Integrating Physical and Mental Social Determinants of Health

BY REBECCA PEREZ, MSN, RN, CCM Behavioral healthcare in the United States falls perilously short of being a functional, effective system. Mental health and substance use disorders (MH/SUD) are universally categorized as behavioral health disorders, and this label will be used throughout this article (Knutson, 2021). Currently, available services are underfunded,…

COVID-19
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The Tears I Didn’t Expect (THIS MIGHT MAKE YOU CRY TOO)

BY ANONYMOUS Do you love attending the national CMSA conferences? I sure do and was so excited I was able to attend the 2021 event, my second National, when at first it seemed unlikely. During 2020 some health challenges came my way, and after quite some time I was finally…

Mental Health
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Understanding Pediatric Suicide: A National Imperative

BY ANNE LLEWELLYN, MS, BHSA, RN, CCM, CRRN, AND MICHELLE KNAUB, MSN, BSN, RN Understanding why someone commits suicide is a mystery to us, but it is especially hard to understand when a child dies by suicide. In this article, I talk with Michelle Knaub, an expert in maternal and child health.…

President's Message
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The Time Is Now

BY MELANIE A. PRINCE, MSN, BSN, NE-BC, CCM, FAAN This issue of CMSA Today is one of the most important of the year, and the articles are timely and relevant for patients, families, caregivers, patients’ support systems and healthcare personnel. This particular president’s message falls in line as well, given the past year…