Tag Archives: behavioral health

Ponca Health Services-Lincoln Grand Opening Monday | Health and fitness

The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska will celebrate the grand opening of their new health center, Ponca Health Services-Lincoln, Monday at 11 a.m. This state-of-the-art tribal health care facility, located at 1600 Windhoek Drive, provides increased access to health care for all Native Americans, an emphasis on holistic healing approaches and …

Read More »

$1 Million Donation Supports Children’s Behavioral Health

DANVILLE PA. – A local woman passionate about programs to improve behavioral health services for children has donated $1 million to Geisinger’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health to help launch innovative programs for young people. Susan McDowell of Selinsgrove has pledged to create a Pediatric Behavioral Health Catalyst Fund …

Read More »

Bill would expand mental health care services – CBS Boston

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday unveiled a bill he says would help expand access to primary care and mental health services and help control rising health care and health care costs. prescription drugs. The Republican detailed the legislation during a stop at a health care center in …

Read More »

Governor signs bill to improve mental health – Hamilton County Reporter

Governor Eric Holcomb on Thursday signed HEA 1222 into law, which will continue a critical grant program that has expanded access to urgently needed mental health and addictions treatment services across the state. The program is known as the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) program. CCBHCs like Aspire Indiana …

Read More »

Friends of Alexandria Mental Health Center define what it means to have friends

Current and past board of Friends of Alexandria Mental Health Center (left to right): Betty Livingston, Afework Eshetu, Rebecca Grueneberger, Susan Draschler and Dan Sweeney. (Courtesy picture) ALEXANDRIA, VA — It’s a small nonprofit with big impact and a vibrant spirit, and yet it’s one of our city’s best-kept secrets. …

Read More »

DARPA plans an MRI equivalent for mental health

Since September 11, 2001, more than 30,000 active duty personnel and veterans have committed suicide – four times more than those killed in post-9/11 military operations. Current methods for detecting early signs of behavioral and mental health risk factors rely on self-report and screening questionnaires, which cannot reliably predict suicidality. …

Read More »

Army commander wants to normalize mental health care after spate of soldier suicides

Aerial view of Fort. Winright. (US Army photo) The Army confirmed that 11 Alaska-based soldiers died by suicide in 2021. Six of the soldiers were based at Ft. Wainwright, and five were at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson. The deaths of six other Alaskan soldiers, five of whom were Ft. Wainwright, …

Read More »

Arvada will launch a mental wellness program in March

ARVADA, CO – Arvada’s Resilience Task Force is partnering with the Jefferson Center for Mental Health to launch a program in March to help small businesses deal with mental health crises caused by the pandemic . The program — called Centered — will be funded by the Coronavirus State and …

Read More »

Maine Med President: Lack of state investment in mental health is a major driver of ER violence

Imagine coming to work every day and wondering, “Is this the day I will be physically or verbally assaulted? Sadly, that’s become reality for the healthcare heroes who work in our state’s emergency departments, like the one at Maine Medical Center. Lucy Dawson, a member of the Maine State Nurses …

Read More »

clinical director appointed for the Dunkirk mental hygiene site | News, Sports, Jobs

Tamie Gates Coleman The Chautauqua County Department of Mental Hygiene announced the internal promotion of Tamie Gates Coleman as the new Certified Director of the Community Behavioral Health Clinic for the Dunkirk site. Coleman has worked for Chautauqua County since 2006 and later joined the Mental …

Read More »

Children’s mental health draws attention from state legislature

Children’s mental health draws attention from state legislature February 21, 2022 1:30 a.m. By Azeb Tuji WNPA News Service In the wake of the pandemic, Seattle Children’s Hospital reports that an increasing number of children need outpatient mental health treatment, but there are not enough providers to meet the demand. …

Read More »

Mental health advocates want feedback on relief spending

Advocates want Mississippians who depend on mental health services to have a say in how the beleaguered Department of Mental Health spends $104.5 million in proposed federal relief funds, and they hope the legislature will achieve it. On February 11, leaders of four advocacy groups sent a letter to Lt. …

Read More »

Teen depression: Why is anxiety rising in teens during the COVID pandemic?

A mother finds a drawing of a tombstone among her son’s schoolwork. “Rest in peace,” the caption read. “Maybe I better die.” The boy is 10 years old. Terrorized, she turns to marriage and family therapist Laurie Singer. That a child so young has mental health issues comes as no …

Read More »

Home plan would give mental health facilities nearly $200 million for staff – Oregon Capital Chronicle

Oregon lawmakers are proposing nearly $200 million to help treat more Oregonians struggling with mental health issues and addictions. Hundreds of thousands of people rely on outpatient and residential programs for treatment for drug addiction, severe depression and other crippling mental disorders, but during the pandemic they have often had …

Read More »

Virginia Beach offers $1,000 hiring incentive for mental health professionals

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The need to hire mental health professionals is more prevalent than ever — with the industry understaffed. The City of Virginia Beach offers an incentive to those who apply and are hired for these jobs. “It’s been incredibly frustrating and rewarding,” Kurt Hooks, CEO of the …

Read More »

Test & Trace launches buprenorphine treatment pathway to help people with opioid use disorder

NYC Test & Trace Corps launches buprenorphine treatment pathway to help New Yorkers with opioid use disorder Further expands the addiction treatment options offered by the Street Health Outreach + Wellness program for New York street homeless people and people with opioid use disorder. New York, NY The …

Read More »

FEMA shares mental health resources for children affected by Storm Ky.

HOPKINS CO., Ky. (WFIE) – FEMA has shared a list of children’s mental health resources to help families deal with the aftermath of December’s tornado. Laura Day is a therapist at River Valley Behavioral Health and she has worked with many children who have been affected by the storm. “They …

Read More »

2nd Chance welcomes its new CEO, Brandon Dale

PHOENIX, February 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — 2n/a Chance Treatment Centers (“2n/a Chance”), a leading regional network of outpatient behavioral health centers, announced today that Brandon Dale joined as President and CEO. Brandon brings over 25 years of healthcare industry experience and will lead the rapidly growing organization as it continues …

Read More »

State to expand behavioral health services | News

BOSTON — Governor Charlie Baker is taking steps to expand access to behavioral health services as the state grapples with a pandemic-fueled mental health crisis. The Baker administration is diverting $115 million to create a behavioral health hotline that would operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, set …

Read More »

First Behavioral Health Urgent Care Facility in Development for Mecklenburg County

The Smith Family Behavioral Health Urgent Care (BHUC), a one-of-a-kind facility in Mecklenburg County, is under development and slated to open in early 2023 in east Charlotte. The Mecklenburg County government, the Steve Smith Family Foundation, Alliance Health, Daymark Recovery Services and others have partnered to develop the center, a …

Read More »

Behavioral Health Clinic Demonstration Reaches More People, Gathers More Support – State of Reform

The two years Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC) Demonstration Program– from October 1 – has been operational for about four months and has seen continued success and promise. Jon Villasurdadeputy state administrator for the Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Administration of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services …

Read More »

ON EDGE: State agencies to audit struggling 10-county West Edge mental health center

Three state agencies launched a joint audit of Mind Springs Health, sending state investigators to examine the nonprofit mental health agency’s documents and financial records for 10 Western Slope counties. The organization, one of 17 regional community mental health centers that receive millions of dollars each year in public funding, …

Read More »

Eatontown NJ Mental Health Clinic – Medicare / Medicaid

Eatontown, United States, January 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The new options complement Positive Reset’s established services, which include therapy for adults, children and teens, couples, and those mourning the loss of a loved one. In addition to traditional therapy for individuals and groups, the clinic also offers cognitive behavioral …

Read More »

Ellenberg and Manley: Mental health and addiction as a public health crisis

We’ve seen the headlines and reports, social media posts and countless podcasts. COVID-19 has brought to light existing gaps in our systems that have left us all exposed. But for decades before the coronavirus became part of our lexicon, these shortcomings began to manifest on our streets, in our schools, …

Read More »

The bill would dedicate two days to student mental health

BOSTON (State House News Service) – The COVID-19 pandemic, marked by disrupted routines and social isolation, has drawn new attention to issues related to the mental health of young people. Now lawmakers are proposing ways to give Massachusetts students additional flexibility to deal with mental health issues as they arise. …

Read More »

Bailout Aid Increases Subsidies For North Dakota Addiction Services | Health

Federal coronavirus assistance has increased grant funding to establish more drug treatment programs in North Dakota, especially where services are lacking. The Bismarck-based Heartview Foundation is seeking a grant to establish services in Dickinson. In its special session last month, the Legislature approved an addition of $ 3 million in …

Read More »

Mental Health, Addiction and COVID-19 in Tennessee | State

Over the past decade, Tennessee – like other states – has taken aggressive steps to tackle an evolving opioid epidemic and launched new initiatives to meet the mental health care needs of students in the kindergarten to grade 12. Yet challenges remain. To help policymakers decide how to use new …

Read More »

Colorado Behavioral Health System Review Before Vacation

PUEBLO, Colo. (KRDO) – While the holiday season can bring joy to many people, many find themselves struggling during the winter months. “We are expected to be happy and have wonderful lives because it’s Christmas time,” says Sgt. Franklyn Ortega. “But the reality is that sometimes that is not true.” …

Read More »

Governor Mills Announces Federal COVID-19 Ambulance Teams to Eight Maine Hospitals

Hospitals to accommodate ambulances and emergency medical teams that will match patients with open beds in facilities in Maine Governor Janet Mills announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved Maine’s request for federal ambulance teams on behalf of eight hospitals in Maine. Federal teams will help …

Read More »

By the Numbers: Omicron is now reported in three North Carolina counties, local tri-county region transmissibility is high

Several cases of omicron have now been reported in three counties in North Carolina. (Daily / Port city file) SOUTHEAST NC – Since the first case of omicron was disclosed in Mecklenburg County a week ago, more have been reported in North Carolina. Orange County Public Health revealed its first …

Read More »

Nationwide shortages of mental health workers result in long wait times for care in the Ozarks

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – Getting mental health care can be tough right now, not just in Southwest Missouri, but across the country. Many patients have long wait times for appointments. It is a problem that mental health care is seeing across the country. Stephanie Appleby, executive director of the National …

Read More »

Social workers are a key part of the solution to the mental health crisis

Maurizio Fava’s December 13 editorial, “The Nation’s Mental Health Crisis: A Pandemic Within the Pandemic,” spoke many truths, including the insanely high suicide rate in the United States, the exacerbation of COVID-19 in many mental health experiences, and the current and anticipated shortage of psychologists and psychiatrists. One big omission, …

Read More »

Oklahoma Progressing to Improve Access to Mental Health Care | Government-and-politics

The mental health of Americans has become collateral damage in the country’s fight against the COVID-19 virus – a more visible physical enemy, perhaps, than anxiety or depression. At its peak over the past year and a half, more than 40% of adults reported symptoms of anxiety or depression—Four times …

Read More »

He was homeless and suffered from schizophrenia. Last month he passed the bar exam.

SAN DIEGO – The homeless woman did not recognize him as she asked for change, but Adrian Arias remembered her. “This was my corner,” he said, pointing to the spot on the sidewalk outside the old central library in downtown San Diego. This story is for subscribers We offer subscribers …

Read More »

Las Vegas Sisters Help Give Nevada Students Mental Health Days

Drawing inspiration from a teenager from another state, two sisters in Las Vegas helped make mental health a priority for students in Nevada. Caroline and Lauren Edgeworth, with help from community groups and State Senator Marilyn Dondero Loop, D-Las Vegas, passed legislation that would allow Nevada students aged 7 to …

Read More »

Fort Smith School District Reviews Plans for New School Health Center

FORT SMITH – The school district is expected to move closer to its Vision 2023 plan goal of providing increased access to resources to students with its new school health center. The center, between Darby Middle School and Tilles Elementary School at 1420 N. H St., opened this fall and …

Read More »

Share your mental health story to help stem the stigma: PEACE OF MIND

Jamie Lahane and Sandra Oxx | Newport Daily News Mental health issues aren’t exactly the topic of conversation around the Keurig or the Water Fountain. Even in these enlightened, post-COVID mental health awareness times, most of us do not share information about our mental health. It could be fear of …

Read More »

Kaiser Permanente nurses and mental health staff to strike in solidarity with engineers on Friday

After a solidarity strike Thursday left some Kaiser Permanente patients without care, nurses and mental health clinicians left work Friday morning in solidarity with the striking engineers. Hundreds of Kaiser employees were on the picket line on Cottle Road outside Kaiser San Jose Medical Center, holding up signs that read …

Read More »

As workers fight pandemic impact, employers expand mental health benefits | national news

As the covid-19 pandemic crosses its second year, the way forward for American workers remains uncertain, with many continuing to work from home as policies to maintain a safe workplace evolve. In its 2021 survey of employer health benefits, released last week, KFF found that many employers have stepped up …

Read More »

Massachusetts Senate approves sweeping mental health bill

Local “This investment is absolutely essential. It changes the game. “ AP Photo / Elise Amendola By STEVE LeBLANC, Associated Press updated on November 17, 2021 BOSTON (AP) – The Massachusetts Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved a bill that would ensure Massachusetts residents are eligible for annual mental health exams …

Read More »

Improving the Operation of Hybrid Service Models by Leveraging Pharmacy Services – Free Webinar from Genoa Healthcare & OPEN MINDS

GETTYSBOURG, Pennsylvania., November 8, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Enabled November 9, 2021 To 1 p.m. ET, OPEN MINDS will host a webinar, Making hybrid service models work ‘better’ by leveraging pharmacy services, available free of charge courtesy of Genoa Healthcare. This event will feature two leaders from specialist provider …

Read More »

Community mental health seeks support from Mecosta County

BIG RAPIDS – Community Mental Health for Central Michigan seeks support from the Mecosta County Board of Commissioners with a resolution opposing two laws in the Michigan House and Senate. House Bill 4925 would amend the Mental Health Code to create a Behavioral Health Oversight Council within the Department of …

Read More »

New funding for more mental health beds

Posted: October 22, 2021 / 10:07 AM CDT / Update: October 22, 2021 / 10:13 CDT (WLAX / WEUX) – HSHS Sacré-CÅ“ur and Saint-Joseph hospitals will add 22 mental health beds to their facilities. Yesterday, the state building commission voted to release $ 15 million to finance the project. HSHS …

Read More »

Doug Luithly – Loveland Reporter-Herald

Years at Loveland: 41 Professional experience: Retirement. Previously Field Engineer for a Safety Certification Company, Laser Optics Lab Assembly Technician, Warranty Repair Technician, and Radar Technician and Operations Analyst in the US Air Force. Education: Associate in Liberal Arts at Aims Community College; associate of science at Northland Pioneer College; …

Read More »

Jefferson Regional and Kindred Healthcare Announce Plans for Inpatient Rehabilitation and Behavioral Health Hospital

LOUISVILLE, Ky. & PINE BLUFF, Arche .– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Jefferson Regional and Kindred Healthcare, LLC today announced a joint venture to build and operate a 40-bed freestanding inpatient rehabilitation hospital that will also include 36 additional behavioral health beds. The hospital will provide inpatient rehabilitation services for adults who …

Read More »

Boosting behavioral health in pediatrics

Despite the shortage of behavioral health care providers, pediatric practices can help children and adolescents in different ways, and improvements may be forthcoming. (Image: Adobe Stock / Illustration: David Chrisom, Boston Children’s) The mental health crisis in children and teens shows no signs of slowing down, and COVID-19 has clearly …

Read More »

Maryland delegation supports community mental health

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin, and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) Today announced more of $ 18.2 million in COVID-19 relief funds to increase access to mental health services and substance use disorder …

Read More »

$ 24 million federal grant to NYU Langone Family Health Centers strengthens community health care for underserved New Yorkers

The 2-year scholarship is part of a 350 billion dollars relief package allocated to state and local governments to help individuals and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. The subsidy to family health centers is the second largest New York State, where 63 federally licensed health centers received funding to strengthen …

Read More »

Governor Wolf announces Veterans Trust Fund grants

Press Release, Veterans Funding helps Veterans with otherwise unmet needs Governor Tom Wolf today announced that nine Pennsylvania County Veterans Offices will receive $ 150,000 in grants, and 20 veterans service and charities will receive $ 650,000 in grants from the Veterans Trust Fund (VTF ), administered by the Pennsylvania …

Read More »

Community Health Options awards grants to support six community-based substance abuse disorder initiatives

LEWISTON – Community Health Options (health options) based in Lewiston, the state’s only member-run nonprofit health insurance organization, has awarded grants to six nonprofit agencies in Maine helping people living with or at risk for substance use disorders, supporting people with recovery from substance use and continuity of care, and …

Read More »

Governor Ricketts and DHHS promote mental health, announce suicide prevention campaign

Media contacts: Taylor Gage, 402-471-1970 Justin Pinkerman, 402-471-1967 Press release : Governor Ricketts and DHHS promote mental health, announce suicide prevention campaign Sheri Dawson (podium) and Gov. Ricketts, DHHS Director of Behavioral Health (on the right of the podium) at the press conference this morning. LINCOLN – This morning, Governor …

Read More »