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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Providence St. Joseph Health, the system newly formed through the merger of Providence Health & Services and St. Joseph Health System, aims to improve awareness, diagnosis and treatment of mental illness. Maureen Bisognano will advise the organization on its efforts.
The House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a mental health reform bill Wednesday. The move has received praise from advocates, despite being watered down from its original version.
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.
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?
Gloria Hall met Kamilah Givens the way she meets many young women and men in her job. “She was pretty much dead,” recalls Hall, a 59-year-old RN in one of the country's busiest trauma centers. Givens had been shot 10 times.
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.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee will mark up a mental health reform bill this week that has struggled to find Democratic support and was last discussed in November.