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Prison health systems need better integration into the community

Prison health systems need better integration into the community

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  October 11, 2018

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.

Week Ahead: Addressing the stigma of mental health

Week Ahead: Addressing the stigma of mental health

By Matthew Weinstock  |  October 06, 2018

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.”

Commentary: Treat suicide like a public health crisis

Commentary: Treat suicide like a public health crisis

By Barry Smith  |  September 29, 2018

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.

Thinking small: Pediatric facilities built with behavioral health in mind

Thinking small: Pediatric facilities built with behavioral health in mind

By Alex Kacik  |  September 01, 2018

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.

Apps fill in behavioral health clinician gaps

Apps fill in behavioral health clinician gaps

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  August 04, 2018

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.

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