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Research aims to discover what works and for whom

Brian Albright

Federal PCORI grants fund head-to-head studies to bring best practices to light

Design recommendations for behavioral health outpatient facilities

Doug Bazuin and Cheri Hicks

Coordinated care is expanding as an approach to treating behavioral health patients, as evidenced by a project undertaken by Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services in Michigan.

Patients share more with computers than clinicians, but that can be good

Julie Miller

Virtual humans built with today's technology show potential to help clinicians and their PTSD patients

Medicaid considering IMD-exclusion alternatives

Alison Knopf

Many believe the IMD exclusion is a ridiculously outdated provision that needs to change, but change is going to be a long time in coming

Yes, you can ask about gun ownership

Julie Miller

Ten states are looking to adopt laws like Florida's, which prohibits clinicians from routinely asking patients about guns

Austin Oaks design preserves site’s heritage oak trees

Jill Sederstrom

Part of the appeal of the site is the large heritage oak trees, but they made planning the building's layout a difficult proposition

When using the cloud, keep security in mind

August 21, 2014     Asaf Cidon
article

File-sharing services can streamline the way therapists manage, store and share case files, but they also present security concerns

Austin Oaks design preserves site’s heritage oak trees

August 20, 2014     Jill Sederstrom
article

Part of the appeal of the site is the large heritage oak trees, but they made planning the building's layout a difficult proposition

New Hazelden Betty Ford research tracks substance abuse among legal professionals

August 20, 2014     Julie Miller
news

Attorneys have higher rates of substance use, and new research aims to quantify the issue and develop solutions

Listen ever so carefully! The U.S. House Mental Health Caucus has disappeared very, very quietly!

August 19, 2014     Ron Manderscheid
blog

We were shocked, utterly shocked, to learn that the U.S. House of Representatives Mental Health Caucus has disappeared. It is gone without a trace—no notice, no fanfare, no transparency.

Pharma gifts: Is there a free lunch?

August 19, 2014     Terry Stawar
blog

That free pizza wasn’t nearly expensive or good enough to make me want to prescribe "Expensivexa"  

Yes, you can ask about gun ownership

August 18, 2014     Julie Miller
article

Ten states are looking to adopt laws like Florida's, which prohibits clinicians from routinely asking patients about guns

Medicaid considering IMD-exclusion alternatives

August 15, 2014     Alison Knopf
article

Many believe the IMD exclusion is a ridiculously outdated provision that needs to change, but change is going to be a long time in coming

Mental health experts warn of ‘copycat suicides’

August 14, 2014     Julie Miller
news

Grim details about Robin Williams' death were released, leaving the industry with deep worries about others who might be influenced to act on suicide ideation

Nursing home integrates addiction program for seniors

August 13, 2014     Julie Miller
news

It's the first facility to offer integrated SUD services and post-acute care to address the unique needs of the senior population

Williams’ death reminds us that a patient’s relief might be a warning sign

August 13, 2014     H. Steven Moffic, MD
blog

Now, after his reported suicide, Williams' upbeat "Good Morning Vietnam" seems more like a final good night

Blogs

ICD-10 and DSM-5 Preparedness: Lessons Learned From One FQHC

August 21, 2014    

An exception in our industry, one FQHC took the time necessary to understand what will happen. 

Listen ever so carefully! The U.S. House Mental Health Caucus has disappeared very, very quietly!

August 19, 2014     Ron Manderscheid

We were shocked, utterly shocked, to learn that the U.S. House of Representatives Mental Health Caucus has disappeared. It is gone without a trace—no notice, no fanfare, no transparency.

Pharma gifts: Is there a free lunch?

August 19, 2014     Terry Stawar

That free pizza wasn’t nearly expensive or good enough to make me want to prescribe "Expensivexa"  

Top 5 ways to appreciate your donors

August 18, 2014    

Find at least two opportunities each year to communicate personally with each donor. Resist the temptation to do all the talking; ask lots of questions, and listen to what they need and want.