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Children’s mental health agencies missing opportunities

September 26, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

A study of state children’s mental agency directors finds inadequate structures and poor organization are inhibiting the ability to improve care.

Why stigma interferes with business growth

September 12, 2016  |  Gary Enos, Editor

From the Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders: Recovery Centers of America’s chief clinical officer urged developers of new programs to offer sustainable, high-quality services and to be prepared to fight stigma.

Should we reach out to American Muslims on 9/11?

September 8, 2016  |  H. Steven Moffic

Most anyone in the mental health field can anticipate the potential problem and conflict: a joyous Muslim holiday coinciding with an American tragedy that is associated with the actions of some Muslim extremists.

Sovereign puts spotlight on NIMBY

August 30, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Sovereign Health has created an online article series that aims to shed light on the perceptions and realities surrounding “not in my back yard” (NIMBY) issues.

Celebrities among 2016 SAMHSA honorees

August 11, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

The Voice Awards, presented annually by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, recognize entertainment industry and behavioral health community members who raise awareness for mental health and substance use disorders.

8 ways to be a good sober home neighbor

July 6, 2016  |  Brian Albright

 The biggest challenge in operating responsible sober living facilities is to change some long-held stereotypes about recovery, and that takes time.

Researcher uncovers trends in mental health disparities

April 4, 2016  | 

Researcher Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola has uncovered barriers to care, gaps in appropriate treatment services and other trends that speak to the opportunity for the behavioral health provider community to improve care delivery for the underserved.

What psychiatric ethics says about narcissism and presidential candidates

March 22, 2016  |  H. Steven Moffic

Behavioral health professionals shouldn't give out diagnostic opinions about any of the candidates, as tempting as that might be. And yet, it still happens in spite of ethics guidelines.

With advanced training, peers gain credibility

March 15, 2016  |  Lori Ashcraft , Kathy Bashor and Mike Franczak

In spite of the stigma, the resistance and the disappointment, peers have become a valuable element in the behavioral health workforce. Their contribution has been validated in all areas of service.

Kennedy and Satcher unveil a 5-point plan

February 24, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy and former Surgeon General David Satcher outlined a new blueprint for behavioral health delivery in America, which puts an emphasis on five strategic areas.

Part 2 workarounds encumber safety net plans

January 12, 2016  |  Donna Marbury

A new ACAP report finds that 42 CFR Part 2 creates a new stigma--one that stands in the way of coordinated care for those with substance use disorders.

The least you need to know about the gun control executive order

January 5, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Part of today's gun-control rule announced by the White House aims to clarify that healthcare entities can identify certain individuals with behavioral health disorders for the FBI’s background-check system without HIPAA violation.


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