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  1. Few on Medicare receive medication overdose treatment: NIH

    Few Medicare beneficiaries are receiving medication treatment after experiencing a non-fatal drug overdose, a study from the National Institutes of Health and other federal agencies found. 
  2. Talkiatry nets $130M funding round

    Telehealth behavioral care provider Talkiatry secured a $130 million funding round. 
  3. Intermountain plans pediatric behavioral health campus

    Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare is planning a $96 million pediatric behavioral health center. 

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  1. 7 new behavioral health sites

    Here are seven behavioral health treatment facilities that were announced or opened their doors within the last month, as reported by Becker's since May 30:
  2. Surgeon general calls for mental health warnings on social media

    Social media sites should display a warning alerting users to the dangers the platforms can pose to youth mental health, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, said. 
  3. Fraud scheme could disrupt ADHD care for thousands

    ADHD medication may be disrupted for thousands of patients after two executives for a large telehealth prescriber were indicted for fraud, the CDC said June 13. 
  4. 2 behavioral health sites shut down

    Here are two behavioral health treatment facilities that have closed, as reported by Becker's since May 2:

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  1. Why this system is adding a psychiatry residency

    WellSpan Health plans to train psychiatrists and keep them working in Western Pennsylvania. 
  2. Nationwide Children's Hospital receives $25M gift for mental and behavioral health research

    Columbus, Ohio-based Nationwide Children's Hospital received $25 million from donors Joe and Linda Chlapaty for its new Institute for Mental and Behavioral Health Research, according to a June 14 news release.
  3. What 1 system plans to do with $41M for behavioral care

    NYC Health + Hospitals is working to turn the city's behavioral health crisis into an opportunity to level up its care. 
  4. 9 NY hospitals get $39.1M to expand psychiatric emergency care

    New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the state has awarded $39.1 million toward the development of comprehensive psychiatric emergency programs at nine hospitals.

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  1. UK HealthCare hospital to open ED for patients in mental health crisis

    Lexingnton-based UK HealthCare will open a behavioral health emergency department July 31 at Eastern State Hospital, leaders told the Lexington Herald-Leader in a June 10 report. 
  2. Senate report: Children face abuse, mistreatment in residential behavioral facilities

    Children are frequently harmed in residential treatment facilities, a report from the Senate Finance Committee alleged. 
  3. U of Arkansas debuts new depression treatment

    The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock is the first facility in the U.S. to offer treatment for major depressive disorder using the SAINT neuromodulation system. 
  4. VA waives copays for mental health, substance use treatments

    The Veterans Administration will waive copays for veterans' first three outpatient mental health or substance use visits in a calendar year. 
  5. Montana hospital to add inpatient psychiatric unit

    Bozeman (Mont.) Health's Deaconess Regional Medical Center plans to open a 14-bed inpatient psychiatric unit in 2025. 
  6. Pentagon investigates new uses for psychedelics

    The Pentagon is looking into uses of psychedelic medicines for uses beyond mental health, Politico reported June 7. 
  7. Mercy Health hospital project cuts behavioral ED lengths of stay by 64%

    Mercy Health-Springfield (Ohio) Regional Medical Center reduced emergency department lengths of stay for behavioral health patients by 64% thanks to a collaboration with a healthcare consulting firm.
  8. U of Michigan Health-Sparrow proposes $97M psychiatric hospital

    University of Michigan Health-Sparrow is proposing a $97.2 million, 120-bed psychiatric facility in Lansing, Mich., the Lansing State Journal reported July 7. 
  9. Psychiatrist gets prison for $19M Medicare, insurance fraud scheme

    A psychiatrist in Wellesley, Mass., was sentenced to prison for charges related to a scheme that defrauded Medicare and private insurers of more than $19 million.

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