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Untreated mental disorders, unchecked guns

Alison Knopf

The combination poses a clear threat to our children, but not the one we thought.

Q&A: Getting paid in behavioral healthcare

Shannon Brys, Associate Editor

Parity, ICD-10 and the Affordable Care Act are hot topics that involve major changes—changes that challenge behavioral healthcare executives who must deal with the details. Among all these, getting paid continues to be a top attention-getter.

Life at the intersection of health and mental health: When is peer support not peer support?

Sue Bergeson

Peer support should not be forced, it should be facilitated by someone trained and placed in that role and it should not be used as an excuse to do something that makes the lives of the staff easier. 

Eliminate curtains from all patient accessible areas

James M. Hunt, AlA

Curtains can visually soften a room but they also present some very serious potential hazards. 

HHS Secretary Sebelius resigns

Charlene Marietti

President Obama has accepted the resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Despite a five-year term, she has been front and center to the disastrous rollout of sign-up for the Affordable Care Act.

Price transparency in healthcare: A movement takes hold

Alison Knopf

Patients are still are a long way from being able to shop around for the best behavioral healthcare, but it’s on the horizon.

Price transparency in healthcare: A movement takes hold

April 17, 2014     Alison Knopf
article

Patients are still are a long way from being able to shop around for the best behavioral healthcare, but it’s on the horizon.

Teen concussions linked to adverse behaviors

April 17, 2014     Charlene Marietti
news

Teens with concussions were found to have significantly greater odds of experiencing and reporting mental health problems. 

Bedbugs in the waiting room

April 15, 2014     Terry L. Stawar, Ed.D.
blog

At the 2011 annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, a series of case reports were presented showing how bedbugs can be responsible for a wide range of emotional and mental symptoms and can cause significant impairment, even leading to suicidal...

Rosecrance names new administrator

April 15, 2014     Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
news

The new administrator will oversee adult mental health operations, including triage emergency services and the crisis residential program, soon to be combined in the creation of the Crisis Stabilization Center in downtown Rockford.

Naloxone auto-injector important step to saving lives

April 14, 2014     Alison Knopf
article

Industry experts hail the FDA's approval of the first naloxone auto-injector as an important new tool for medical professionals and consumers alike.

NIDA grant focuses on predictive outcomes for addictions

April 14, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
news

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has awarded a $1.1 million, two-year grant from  for the launch of the second phase of a project set to impact addictions outcomes to Polaris Health Directions, a Langhorne, Pa.-based behavioral health...

From recovery to resilience via health activation

April 13, 2014    
blog

Very rapidly, we are entering the early stages of a very significant new social movement. In fact, it is so new that we do not yet have a very good way to describe it. Several concepts are competing, such as “self management”, “engagement...

Therapist calls for 'open, honest dialogues' between various players in behavioral health

April 11, 2014     Thomas A. Peltz, MEd, LMHC, LADC-1, CAS
article

After reading a recent article on Behavioral Healthcare, this therapist had some comments to share. 

Internet2 hosts genomic research collaborative

April 11, 2014    
article

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health and George Washington University are piloting a genomic data-sharing project on a new, ultra-high-speed platform, creating state-of-the-art connectivity that is expected to ultimately yield big results—...

HHS Secretary Sebelius resigns

April 11, 2014     Charlene Marietti
news

President Obama has accepted the resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Despite a five-year term, she has been front and center to the disastrous rollout of sign-up for the Affordable Care Act.

Blogs

Bedbugs in the waiting room

April 15, 2014     Terry L. Stawar, Ed.D.

At the 2011 annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, a series of case reports were presented showing how bedbugs can be responsible for a wide range of emotional and mental symptoms and can cause significant impairment, even leading to suicidal behaviors and hospitalization.

From recovery to resilience via health activation

April 13, 2014    

Very rapidly, we are entering the early stages of a very significant new social movement. In fact, it is so new that we do not yet have a very good way to describe it. Several concepts are competing, such as “self management”, “engagement”, and “health-activation...

Life at the intersection of health and mental health: When is peer support not peer support?

April 10, 2014     Sue Bergeson

Peer support should not be forced, it should be facilitated by someone trained and placed in that role and it should not be used as an excuse to do something that makes the lives of the staff easier. 

Jails are not healthcare

April 8, 2014     Kevin Turner

With high numbers of inmates suffering from mental illness, what is the difference between correctional facilities and behavioral healthcare?