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Consider the value of equine therapy

February 15, 2018  |  Brian Albright
article

Equine therapy programs are found at large and small providers, and can either be operated on-site or contracted out in the case of providers that don’t want to absorb the expense of boarding their own horses.

MHA report offers glimpse of state trends

February 15, 2018  |  Rachael Zimlich, RN
article

The MHA report notes that 18% of adults nationally have a mental health condition, and about half of them have a concurrent substance use disorder. Half of those with mental health disorders go without treatment.

Buprenorphine helps to lower the cost of the opioid crisis

February 13, 2018  |  Alicia Hoisington
article

A research study shows that patients treated with buprenorphine through induction and maintenance treatment required fewer inpatient hospitalizations after starting treatment, with an 82% reduction in inpatient hospital stays.

Solutions for patient burnout are emerging

February 6, 2018  |  H. Steven Moffic
blog

Recovery emphasizes addressing the concerns of the patient, and resilience is the increased personal strength that can come out of the recovery process.

Debunk caricatures of behavioral healthcare

January 26, 2018  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

An estimated one-third to one-half of persons with disability also experience a comorbid mental health condition, typically depression. And we must challenge the assumptions about this population.

A reflection on mental health and mental illness: Which one should lead the way?

January 9, 2018  |  Ed Jones, PhD
Perspectives

Discard the messaging about mental illness. We don’t really know what we are talking about if the assumption about illness is that we know biological causes. We should go in another direction. Mental health should be more highly valued.

Productive group process under the microscope in the workplace

January 8, 2018  |  H. Steven Moffic
blog

There has been a lot of speculation about the mental health of President Donald Trump. That discussion has intensified once again with the publication of “Fire and Fury.”

IABHC convenes experts to discuss growing stimulant issues

January 2, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

The opioid crisis is making headlines, but stimulants are emerging as a significant concern. Now, the Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Healthcare is launching the National Cocaine, Meth & Stimulant Summit to engage stakeholders across the...

County pushes toward elusive goal of treatment on demand

January 2, 2018  |  Rachael Zimlich, RN
article

King County, Wash., is offering addiction and mental health providers financial incentives for building systems to offer rapid access to care. The target is zero to one days, and the goal is to have 85% of patients covered in that range.

After 5 years, we’re still processing the Sandy Hook tragedy

December 13, 2017  |  H. Steven Moffic
blog

We should remind all that the long-term impact is not always negative, but also that post-traumatic psychological growth can occur with enough ongoing emotional support and therapeutic resources.

Doctors make big money testing urine for drugs, then ignore abnormal results

November 29, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News
news

In nearly a dozen recent criminal cases, prosecutors have cited evidence that doctors supplied opiates to patients with repeated abnormal urine test results.

Integrated care: a beloved platitude

November 28, 2017  |  Ed Jones, PhD
Perspectives

Integrated care is a slogan. It seems like a high principle, but it is really a ruse or gross exaggeration in most cases, especially when behavioral health is on the table.

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