Walk-in behavioral health clinics emerge as potential trend

February 3, 2015     Michael Levin-Epstein

Experts say the increase is in response to factors including the return of military service personnel from overseas, awareness of mental health related to recent incidents of mass shootings, and heightened terrorism fears.

Northeast treatment chain builds community relationships; expects openings this year

January 21, 2015     Gary A. Enos

Bringing on a diverse executive team and executing a vision for science-based service certainly does not exempt an organization such as Recovery Centers of America from facing the inherent challenges of operating in the treatment industry.

Washburn Center lets in natural light

January 21, 2015     Julia Brown

The new facility for children and families incorporates naturally calming features throughout, such as bright and soothing colors, sunny areas, and views of the outdoors and gardens to enhance the healing process.

Designs for aging mean more than just dementia

January 12, 2015     Kevin Turner

We know that senior patients generally benefit from social interaction, for example, but what do we really know about the needs of the unique 65-year-old patient that doesn't fit the mold?

How to make 2015's trend color work for you

January 7, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

You might like the reddish-brown richness of 'Marsala' but at what point will it become dated and costly to replace?

4 ways to manage slip-and-fall safety in your facility

December 31, 2014     Julia Brown

Behavioral Healthcare asked Gary Milewski of Managed Risk Prevention LLC to provide some practical tips on managing slip-and-fall safety—during the winter months and year round.

My View: Mental illness is a human issue

December 23, 2014     Robert Boraks

Unless we are prepared to forgive individuals who commit crimes due to mental illness, we will need to treat some individuals who are incarcerated in jail. We have no choice, we have an obligation.

My View: Mental illness is a medical issue

December 23, 2014     Kevin Turner

The lack of proper treatment for the mentally ill in our jails is a travesty, and it must be addressed. But as a society, when we focus on mental illness in prison, we focus on mental illness as an excuse...

What is the perfect color for your facility's design?

December 17, 2014     James M. Hunt, AIA

Many people seem to think they have the ultimate answer on which color scheme is right for all facilities, but the problems with this idea are many.

The design of physical spaces can have a profound effect on human engagement

November 20, 2014     Kevin Turner

TV and jigsaw puzzles are an attempt to artificially create the visible attributes of engagement without creating real, meaningful connection.

New Seattle Children's behavioral health unit aims to add capacity

November 18, 2014     Megan Combs, Associate Editor

The behavioral health unit had been operating at 100 percent capacity for several years, and the decision was made to expand it as part of the remodel project

Centerstone facility integrates behavioral, primary care

October 28, 2014     Margie Monin Dombrowski

A new facility for Centerstone of Tennessee ties primary and behavioral healthcare to create a unified space and continuum of care for patients of all ages.

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