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Tune up your lighting choices

October 16, 2015  |  Kevin Turner

Before you install another compact fluorescent light bulb, consider that LED lights can be manufactured at any wavelength to produce more pleasing environments.

Be careful with use of textures in wall finishes

September 30, 2015  |  Kevin Turner

Be warned that the right setting for certain textures might not be a behavioral health facility, so make sure you know what you're doing.

Center fills need for residential eating disorders treatment in Texas

September 18, 2015  |  Julia Brown, associate editor

New residential center in Texas will offer adolescents treatment for eating disorders, including hands-on nutritional programs.

Ventura Recovery Center launches young adult program

September 15, 2015  |  Julia Brown, associate editor

The dual diagnosis treatment center offers a three-phrase recovery program combining graduated sober living with comprehensive addiction treatment services.

Morningside Recovery offers probationers no-cost treatment

August 12, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor

Fresh Start was created in response to an interest from probation officers across the country. According to Morningside Recovery, initiatives that assist heroin users get treatment without the risk of arrest are already referring clients to the program.

The business case for building an integrated model of care

August 4, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor

The business case for integration is in the cost savings as well as patient and provider satisfaction. But making such a change can be hard. 

Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital receives international design award

July 23, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor

Designed after Tropical Storm Irene damaged the existing hospital, the new facility was honored with awards for Mental Health Project and Design Project at the 11th Design & Health World Congress.

One killed, one wounded in Wyoming detox center shooting

July 23, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos

A central Wyoming detox center that has earned accolades for helping a community address alcohol-related problems was the site of a tragic shooting last weekend.

Top 13 psychiatric hospitals ranked in annual survey

July 22, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor

Facilities were named among the best for difficult cases and procedures by at least 5 percent of the psychiatric specialists who responded to U.S. News surveys in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Choose honest materials that agree with the senses

July 7, 2015  |  Matt Finn

Expectation and experience are important in determining how a user will react to a space. Let’s explore how these concepts apply to flooring, which is an important part of every space we design.

‘Balancing’ no longer required

June 30, 2015  |  James M. Hunt, AIA

The word “balancing” to me implies compromise that may sacrifice one desired result to enable meeting other criteria.


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