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.
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.”
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.
Negotiations over the final bicameral opioids package are snagged on controversial provisions, and a final agreement could get delayed through the weekend.
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.
Q&A with CEO Suzanne Richards on KPC Healthcare's financial turnaround, support for behavioral health
KPC Healthcare CEO Suzanne Richards is responsible for a turnaround at her seven-hospital Southern California system, which has taken on increased care for its homeless and behavioral health patient population.
High-profile suicides coupled with an overall rise in such deaths over the past two decades highlight the important role for healthcare providers to address depression and anxiety.
Providers, advocacy groups and some policymakers are pressing for stronger enforcement of mental health parity laws. But congressional Republicans and Democrats disagree about giving the federal government more enforcement power.
McKay-Dee Hospital in April 2017 opened a center specifically for patients experiencing a mental health crisis.