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Data Points for July 25, 2016

Data Points for July 25, 2016

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 23, 2016

Data Points for the week of July 25, 2016, covered the following topics: The shortage of mental health providers, number of mental health professionals and the aging population of practicing psychiatrists.

Let's be careful out there, 'Pokémon' players

Let's be careful out there, 'Pokémon' players

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 16, 2016

The wave of “Pokémon Go” mania that has gripped the nation since the mobile app was released July 6 has inspired some to claim the game can improve mental health and get Americans exercising.

Blog: 'Pokémon Go' gets the world moving, but is it safe?

Blog: 'Pokémon Go' gets the world moving, but is it safe?

By Adam Rubenfire  |  July 14, 2016

The "Pokémon Go" phenomenon has yielded claims that it's getting people out of their houses and exercising. But health experts say the race to “catch 'em all” could also lead to distracted driving and walking, lost sleep and even lost jobs.

Mentally ill population in jails is growing

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  July 14, 2016

The lack of inpatient mental health facilities has led to an overflow of ill patients being housed in jails across the country. That's led to state prisons and county jails taking over as the country's largest providers of behavioral health services.

'In my experience, Miami was busier than Afghanistan'

'In my experience, Miami was busier than Afghanistan'

By Tristram Korten  |  July 09, 2016

Miami so often resembles a war zone that the U.S. Army chose Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital as a training center. Learn about surgeon and Army veteran Dr. George Garcia's experiences there in Part II of our series The Other Victims of Gun Violence.

Mental health reform bill slated for House vote

By Erica Teichert  |  July 01, 2016

The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, introduced by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.), will be considered by the entire House of Representatives after passing the House Energy and Commerce Committee in a 53-0 vote last month.

Commentary: Time to move from words to action on mental health resources

Commentary: Time to move from words to action on mental health resources

By Anthony Tersigni  |  June 27, 2016

In the wake of the Orlando shooting, Ascension CEO Anthony Tersigni asks: How many more tragedies must this nation endure before we fully recognize that mental health and behavior disorders are forms of disease that deserve the same attention and resources as any other pervasive disease?

What happens to providers when chaos is their norm?

What happens to providers when chaos is their norm?

By Maria Castellucci  |  June 25, 2016

Hospitals have ramped up preparation for active shooter situations and mass casualties, but Modern Healthcare found none that addresses the emotional toll and exposure their employees face dealing with everyday gun violence.

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