Category Archives: Cause Connected/Community

#MHM2018: Mental Illness Warning Signs

It can be tricky to tell the difference between someone’s typical behavior or behavior caused by a mental illness. Not everyone is qualified to determine the presence of a mental illness, but if a loved one is exhibiting unusual or different behaviors, it could be a signal that they need help.

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Life At Netsmart: Making It Matter

 

 

Why do some people bounce out of bed eager to start their work day, while others hit snooze five times, wishing it was the weekend?

Our revenue-cycle management team celebrates in 2017!

According to a recent article, a big reason people feel excited to work is they find meaning from their work as much as they take meaning from it. The happiest people look for ways their job is helping others. Simply put, those happiest in their jobs can define why their job matters.

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Health Hackathon Awards Prizes For Improving Mental and Physical Health

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What happens when you bring together more than 80 students, software developers, designers and healthcare professionals for 13 hours? Netsmart and Stony Brook University in New York found this out last month at the third annual HackHealth hackathon.

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Volunteering and Giving Back in Santa Clara County

At Netsmart, we understand the value and importance of giving back to our communities. Whether it’s our time or skills, we encourage our associates to get out and support organizations and activities that help enhance and serve the areas in which we live.

Every day truly matters to the 13 percent of children living in poverty and the 19,000 adults and youth that are homeless in Santa Clara County (California). Our associates decided it was their turn to jump in and make a difference to help these individuals in their local area.

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Walk The Walk, Talk The Talk – Netsmart Associates Become Mental Health First Aid Instructors

CPR. We’re all aware of this vital, life-saving technique. It is a training many of us have learned at some point in life – in Boy Scouts, after school programs or first aid training because it is a simple way to potentially save someone’s life. But, what if there was a health issue that affected more people than heart attacks and only 1 million people across the United States knew how to save someone from it?

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Tricia (left) and Julie at their Mental Health First Aid training.

Mental illness affects more than 43.8 million adults. That number continues to grow, creating a significant need to prepare individuals to know how to help in mental health emergencies. Managed and operated by the National Council for Behavioral Health and the Missouri Department of Mental Health, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is 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.

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