Behavioral health experts say that caring for the mental health of victims and their families after traumatic events like the mass shooting in Las Vegas last week is an essential part of disaster response.
Kaiser Permanente is targeting mental health in its disaster-relief funding efforts, a first that may encourage other health systems to follow suit.
Of the 20 veterans who die by suicide each day nationwide, only six typically have received healthcare through the VA in the year before their deaths. Manchester VA Medical Center officials want the community's help to identify others.
As hurricane rescue and recovery efforts continued this week in Houston, local health officials and providers are determined to apply the lessons learned from past disasters as they address the public health threat challenges expected to arise in the weeks and months ahead.
HHS is planning to launch a national evaluation to determine how prevalent mental illness is in the United States. Its results could lead to a seismic shift in the practice of medicine, clinicians say.
The Senate GOP bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act could reverse progress in expanding access to behavioral health and substance abuse treatment, experts say.
States and some federal officials are working harder to end some limits on Medicaid reimbursements for behavioral health and substance abuse treatment in the face of the nationwide opioid addiction crisis.
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin touted new efforts Wednesday to expand urgent mental health care to thousands of former service members with less-than-honorable discharges, even while acknowledging his department isn't seeking additional money to pay for it.
Inspired by the documentary "Left on Purpose," which chronicles the life of Mayer Vishner, an aging former yippie activist from the 1960s, and in partnership with AARP New York, the Elder Health Tree provides resources to improve the mental and financial health of America's older adults.
A new report by advocates for Michigan's public Medicaid behavioral health system estimates it has saved the state $5.3 billion over the past 18 years, and would save an additional $7.4 billion through 2024 using their patient-centered and integrated care model.
Advocates fear the looming death of the Affordable Care Act means losing hard-fought ground on expanding access to treatment for mental illness.
Congress took an important first step in improving the nation's struggling system of care for millions of Americans suffering from mental illness and drug addiction by including a sweeping package of mental healthcare and addiction treatment reforms as part of the 21st Century Cures Act.