HHS is planning to launch a national evaluation to determine how prevalent mental illness is in the United States. Its results could lead to a seismic shift in the practice of medicine, clinicians say.
The Senate GOP bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act could reverse progress in expanding access to behavioral health and substance abuse treatment, experts say.
States and some federal officials are working harder to end some limits on Medicaid reimbursements for behavioral health and substance abuse treatment in the face of the nationwide opioid addiction crisis.
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin touted new efforts Wednesday to expand urgent mental health care to thousands of former service members with less-than-honorable discharges, even while acknowledging his department isn't seeking additional money to pay for it.
Inspired by the documentary "Left on Purpose," which chronicles the life of Mayer Vishner, an aging former yippie activist from the 1960s, and in partnership with AARP New York, the Elder Health Tree provides resources to improve the mental and financial health of America's older adults.
A new report by advocates for Michigan's public Medicaid behavioral health system estimates it has saved the state $5.3 billion over the past 18 years, and would save an additional $7.4 billion through 2024 using their patient-centered and integrated care model.
Advocates fear the looming death of the Affordable Care Act means losing hard-fought ground on expanding access to treatment for mental illness.
The 2008 parity law requires insurers pay for mental and behavioral health services. But that's an empty promise if patients must wait a year for an appointment.
Congress took an important first step in improving the nation's struggling system of care for millions of Americans suffering from mental illness and drug addiction by including a sweeping package of mental healthcare and addiction treatment reforms as part of the 21st Century Cures Act.
A federal judge on Friday granted class-action status to a lawsuit filed by Alabama inmates who claim the state is failing to provide constitutionally adequate mental health treatment.
Last week's Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health did a grave disservice to Americans rightfully upset about the rising tide of drug and alcohol dependency in their communities.
The trauma surrounding exposure to gun violence is not disputed, especially among children. In 1995, the CDC reported that kids who had four or more adverse childhood experiences, such as experiencing or witnessing a shooting, were more likely to smoke, drink, abuse drugs and engage in unsafe sex.