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.
As House lawmakers try to loosen a controversial limit on residential treatment for opioid addicts, Medicaid reimbursement issues are getting wrapped into the bigger fight over how much Congress should chip away at the longtime provision.
McKay-Dee Hospital in April 2017 opened a center specifically for patients experiencing a mental health crisis.
The new Helping Healers Heal program aims to help the so-called second victims of a traumatic event—doctors, nurses and other staff members who interact with patients—and provide them with follow-up support.
Colleges and universities face growing demand for mental health services from students, as counselors struggle with both the rising need and the growing complexity of the disorders many students are displaying.
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.
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.
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.