Other healthcare initiatives on state ballots

By Maria Castellucci  |  October 22, 2016

Health systems are asking California voters to approve Proposition 52, which would permanently extend Medi-Cal's hospital fee program. The fees paid by hospitals generate billions in federal matching funds that subsidize healthcare services for children, seniors and low-income citizens.

Letters: Thanks for turning spotlight on challenges in mental health

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 15, 2016

Having worked in mental health for 30-plus years, led systems in three states and chaired President George W. Bush's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health, I greatly appreciate the cover story on mental health reform in last week's issue of Modern Healthcare (“Mental health rises to top of...

 The next big reform challenge is mental health

The next big reform challenge is mental health

By Harris Meyer  |  October 08, 2016

Fixing the nation's broken system of care for millions of Americans suffering from mental illness and drug addiction has risen to the top of Congress' agenda. The big question is whether lawmakers will have enough time to tackle the issue during the lame-duck session.

Doctors debate the source of van Gogh's malady

Doctors debate the source of van Gogh's malady

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 24, 2016

A year after cutting off his left ear, suffering subsequent breakdowns and spending time in an asylum, Vincent van Gogh died of a gunshot wound—an apparent suicide. The world has wondered ever since what ailed him. Recently, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam created a full exhibition and...

Acadia partners with hospitals to offer psychiatric services

By Dave Barkholz  |  September 24, 2016

Acadia Healthcare, the nation's largest for-profit owner of psychiatric hospitals, is embarking on a strategy of entering joint ventures with not-for-profit hospital systems to open psychiatric beds.

Advocates say SAMHSA report shows need for legislation, funding

By Shannon Muchmore  |  September 08, 2016

Mental health reform legislation has stalled in Congress because of funding disagreements, but a mental health plan from Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is leading to more discussion of the issue on the campaign trail.

Advocates seek to draft military spouses to help with mental healthcare

Advocates seek to draft military spouses to help with mental healthcare

By Erica Teichert  |  September 07, 2016

A shortage of mental health professionals has hampered access to psychiatric services across the country, especially for veterans and military families. While the VA has increased hiring, some groups are trying to recruit a promising cadre of new workers to the profession: military spouses.

Editorial: Time to act on mental health legislation

Editorial: Time to act on mental health legislation

By Merrill Goozner  |  September 03, 2016

No one has articulated a strategy for removing the estimated 350,000 mentally ill people incarcerated in the nation's jails and prisons. And no one is talking about how to fund a sharp increase in the number of long-term psychiatric beds in hospitals and other institutions. They clearly are needed.

Tumblr tackles mental health issues

By Caroline Lewis, Crain's New York Business  |  August 25, 2016

In recent years, social media sites have tried to take a more active role in promoting mental health, with mixed results. Now the Manhattan-based blogging site Tumblr is taking a discussion-oriented approach.

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