The newly renamed National Association for Behavioral Healthcare says the name change reflects its evolving priorities in light of the ongoing opioid-addiction epidemic and push to integrate behavioral health into primary-care settings.
Guest Commentary: After mass tragedies, mental health support must focus on communities and survivors
Columbine, Orlando, Las Vegas … now Parkland. And those, tragically, are just a few of the names etched in our memories. Predictably, after each horrifying incident, two topics dominate the national discourse: gun control and mental illness.
Behavioral health advocates are worried that Medicaid work requirements will hamper people's access to substance abuse and mental health treatment.
For those of us on the delivery side of healthcare, let's make a collective resolution for 2018. Let's make this the year we take the future into our own hands on behalf of the communities we serve.
President Donald Trump's administration is aiming to curb the number of veteran suicides by improving mental health treatment for the high-risk group.
Just as rural populations are turning to telemedicine, so too are state correctional systems. They're using the technology not only for the physical health of the incarcerated but for mental health as well.
Adult emergency departments are overwhelmed with mental health visits. There are many explanations, but the most basic is that we are missing opportunities to intervene before patients have mental health crises.
North Carolina health department officials temporarily took over a regional managed-care mental health agency Monday because of "serious financial mismanagement" by its leaders in the wake of state reviews criticizing its spending and executive pay.
Mental healthcare advocates say claims that mental illness is the sole cause of mass shootings hinder efforts to seek effective solutions. The call to address the issue with more healthcare services is also counter to the White House's agenda.
State officials worry that the hospital's decision to only accept patients who seek voluntary psychiatric treatment to its 16-bed behavioral health center — not patients who are involuntarily ordered to such care by the courts — might lead other private hospitals to do the same.
Experts call for healthcare providers to use a more holistic approach when trying to address substance use disorder in patients.
Kaiser Permanente is targeting mental health in its disaster-relief funding efforts, a first that may encourage other health systems to follow suit.