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The heart-mind connection

September 1, 2006  |  MARY HILL, LCSW, CEAP, REGINA WEBER, LCSW, and SANDY WERNER
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Behavioral health and employee assistance professionals have an important role in preventing and managing heart disease, which is a leading cause of

Reactions to article on Kendra's Law

September 1, 2006  | 
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Dear Mr. Levin-Epstein, I was pleased to see you outline the debate over forced interventions and include the positions of advocate and family

Reactions to article on Kendra's Law

September 1, 2006  | 
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I am writing in response to Michael Levin-Epstein's June article about assisted outpatient treatment. New York providers were forced to take on

HOW RECOVERY HAPPENS

September 1, 2006  |  LORI ASHCRAFT, PhD and WILLIAM A. ANTHONY, PhD
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The road to recovery looks different for each person—it is a very personal experience. However, some common occurrences often are shared by most

Staying alert

September 1, 2006  |  LARRY E. FIELDS, MD, MBA
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Behavioral medications have gained widespread use and now account for 11% of total pharmacy plan costs, according to Medco Health Solutions' 2006

Finding a place for sex offenders

September 1, 2006  |  GARY A. ENOS, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR
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American society is getting tough on sex offenders. Governments are adopting residency restrictions that essentially shut convicted offenders out of

Working to improve patient care

September 1, 2006  |  KATHLEEN McCANN, RN, DNSc
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In July the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) asked organizations to volunteer to test a set of core performance

Optimizing outsourcing

September 1, 2006  |  DANIEL C. BROWN
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Behavioral health, in comparison with other industries, has been relatively slow to turn to outsourcing as a management tactic. However, as

Lawsuits challenge nursing home placements

September 1, 2006  |  MICHAEL LEVIN-EPSTEIN
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For decades, healthcare policy wonks have debated whether adults with mental illnesses should be housed in nursing homes. Then, in 1999, the Supreme

IMPORTANT MESSAGES FOR STATE LEADERS

August 1, 2006  |  JOY MIDMAN and MARK COVALL
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As Medicaid reform advances on states' agendas, it is more critical than ever that the needs of children and adolescents with emotional and

SAMHSA AT THE END OF THE CURIE YEARS

August 1, 2006  |  MICHAEL J. STOIL, PHD, WASHINGTON EDITOR
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Built from the former Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

WE NEED A ‘GRA’

August 1, 2006  |  Douglas J. Edwards, Editor-in-Chief
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The federal government might seem to have an endless supply of money to fight wars, but when it comes to healthcare—especially behavioral

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