The stigma associated with mental health issues and substance abuse continue to plague the delivery system. For Dr. Stephen Odom, addressing the underlying causes of abuse and mental health is at the core of the mission at New Vista Behavioral Health.
More than half of Americans want mental health services either for themselves or for a loved one, but about three-quarters said there are access issues, especially cost or poor insurance coverage, according to a new survey.
A new report calls for reforms in state prison health systems that include increasing partnerships between correction facilities and community healthcare providers in order to provide inmates continuity of care during their incarceration and beyond.
While a lot has been made of the canyon-sized gap in caring for patients with mental health conditions, progress has been hard to quantify. During Mental Illness Awareness Week, the National Alliance for Mental Illness is championing the theme, “CureStigma.”
Experts say 10 years after the landmark Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act was signed into law full parity remains elusive for many Americans with mental health and substance use disorders seeking treatment.
As suicide reaches crisis-level proportions in our nation, it's time to treat suicide like the public health crisis that it is, and healthcare leaders and executives play a critical role.
Physician suicide isn't a new issue in healthcare, but over the past few years the industry has taken more aggressive actions to prevent it.
As often-overlooked mental illnesses become more commonly treated, pediatric-care providers are hiring more behavioral health specialists, building more private rooms, integrating more play areas, and weaving in more soothing, nature-related elements.
The “living room” concept aims to provide patients experiencing a psychiatric episode with a better environment to receive treatment than a hospital emergency department.
Hospitals and health systems are turning—albeit slowly and cautiously—to digital tools to engage mental health patients, hoping to improve access and outcomes.
As healthcare providers work to engage patients and identify mental health needs, they're facing a new challenge: a shortage of mental healthcare professionals. So they're turning to apps.
Our nation's behavioral health system faces great challenges—from shortages of mental health professionals and inpatient beds to a lack of early intervention and prevention programs.