Jul 13, 2022
This month we celebrate National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, so it is appropriate that we consider the impact of our words as we work to reduce the stigma around mental health issues.
Apr 13, 2022
The AHA yesterday launched the newest poster in its People Matter, Words Matter series.
Mar 15, 2021
One way to demonstrate respect and not stigmatize when discussing people with mental health diagnoses is to use person-first language, writes Kelly Ryan, director of social services and doctoral training at Linden Oaks at Edward Hospital and Health Services in Illinois, and Gina Sharp, president…
Feb 18, 2021
The AHA today launched its new People Matter, Words Matter poster series to help combat behavioral health stigma in health care settings by adopting respectful, patient-centered language. 
Jan 14, 2021
The AHA, together with behavioral health and language experts from member hospitals and partner organizations, will release a series of downloadable posters to help your employees adopt patient-centered, respectful language.
Nov 25, 2020
In this episode Elisa Arespacochaga, Vice president of AHA's Physician Alliance sits down with Matt Stefanko of Shatterproof to discuss how they have implemented a comprehensive suite of tools to combat stigma associated with substance abuse disorder.
Jun 25, 2020
The resources in this section help educate and inform hospitals and health systems on the importance and value of reducing stigma, as well as prevention and early intervention initiatives for individuals with behavioral health disorders.
Dec 11, 2019
This issue brief examines how integration can take various forms based on provider, patient and community needs and how telebehavioral health can help in areas with shortages of behavioral health professionals.
Oct 23, 2019
In the AHA Stat Blog marking National Addiction Treatment Week, Raymond Waller, hospital administrator at Ascension Brighton Center for Recovery in Brighton, Mich., and 2020 chair of AHA’s Behavioral Health Council, urges readers to ask their members of Congress to cosponsor this AHA-supported…
May 23, 2019
AHA Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Jay Bhatt, D.O., and Shantanu Agrawal, M.D., president and CEO of the National Quality Forum, highlight a guide that offers health care organizations a “one-stop shop” of actionable interventions and curated tools and resources to deliver quality…