Despite recent recommendations and despite new reports of parity violations, the Department of Labor still can’t do much to enforce parity laws. One expert believes the courts are the strongest channel for change.
In its latest agreement, Acadia has partnered with Saint Thomas Health in Nashville, Tenn., on a new freestanding psychiatric inpatient hospital, projected to include 40 adult beds and 36 geriatric beds.
May 17, 2018 Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
We can predict that by 2060, more than 20 million seniors will be in need of some form of behavioral health services. Yet, at present, behavioral health services for seniors are at best an afterthought. Little or no focus exists on this issue in our key federal agencies.
May 11, 2018 Ron Manderscheid, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
2018 elections will present an exceptional opportunity for us to change the course of our national government. Clearly, we want this new course to reflect our shared values rooted fundamentally in social justice and human concerns.
The grim statistics on overdose deaths should prompt solutions. However—always being the advocate for the underdog—I hope that in our opioid anxiety, we don’t cheat the programs that support individuals with alcohol use disorders.