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  1. What behavioral health CEOs earned in 2023

    Lifestance Health CEO Kenneth Burdick earned $14.8 million in compensation in 2023. 
  2. Psychiatrist salaries jumped 7% in 2023

    Psychiatry was among the medical specialties with the largest compensation growth rates in 2023, according to Doximity's annual physician compensation report published May 23. 
  3. New effort aims to train thousands of mental health workers: 5 things to know

    The newly-formed Youth Mental Health Corps aims to train thousands of mental health professionals. 

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  1. Michigan implements tougher mental health parity law

    New legislation in Michigan will prevent insurers from imposing more restrictions on mental health and substance use services than medical services. 
  2. Talkspace CFO to step down

    Talkspace has named Ian Harris as CFO, and current CFO Jennifer Fulk will step down, according to a May 21 news release. 
  3. Geisinger relocates behavioral health services

    Gesinger relocated its outpatient mental health services from its main hospital campus to a dedicated outpatient center.
  4. Tennessee hospital cited after nurse's death

    Weeks after a Tennessee hospital nurse died in October, state investigators found multiple violations and a high risk of workplace violence at the facility, NBC affiliate WBIR reported May 20. 

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  1. Carelon clinicians discuss 5 factors shaping future of behavioral healthcare

    Across the United States, millions of people are affected by mental illness each year. 
  2. Did the suicide hotline number change make a difference? 5 things to know about 988

    Since the national suicide and crisis lifeline transitioned from a 10-digit phone number to the three-digit 988 in July 2022, it has received more than 9.5 million calls.
  3. Steal this idea: How Rady Children's cut depression symptoms by 60%

    A pilot program at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego (Calif.) led to a reduction of depression and anxiety symptoms among patients. 
  4. 5 fastest-growing mental health diagnoses

    Mental health medical claims rose 83% from 2019 to 2023, according to a report from LexisNexis Risk Solutions. 

The COVID-19 'infodemic': How 4 systems are combating health misinformation

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  1. Behavioral M&A deals on the rise in 2024

    Mergers and acquisitions in the behavioral health space hit their highest level in more than a year in the first quarter of 2024, according to a May 16 report from Mertz Taggart.
  2. California speeds up $3.3B in mental health funding

    California will make $3.3 billion in funding for mental health treatment sites available months ahead of schedule. 
  3. Mental health inequities to cost $477 billion in 2024: 5 things to know

    Mental health disparities could cost the U.S. a total of $14 trillion by 2040, according to an analysis from the Deloitte Health Equity Institute and the School of Global Health at Nashville, Tenn.-based Meharry Medical College. 
  4. U of Washington Medicine opens new $244M behavioral health center

    University of Washington Medicine opened a 150-bed, $244 million behavioral health facility in Seattle. 
  5. 29 states get 'D' and 'F' grades for maternal mental health

    Few states received a passing grade on maternal mental health in the latest ranking from George Washington University the Policy Center for Maternal Mental Health. 
  6. Dartmouth takes over psychiatric care at state behavioral hospital

    Lebanon, N.H.-based Dartmouth Health was selected as the new clinical contractor for Hampstead (N.H.) Hospital and Residential Treatment Facility.
  7. Walgreens launches generic overdose reversal spray

    Walgreens launched its own over-the-counter generic naloxone HCl nasal spray.
  8. Lehigh Valley Health Network, UHS plan 144-bed behavioral hospital

    Allentown, Pa.-based Lehigh Valley Health Network and King of Prussia, Pa.-based Universal Health Services will open a 144-bed behavioral hospital in Hanover Township, Pa. 
  9. Rhode Island 'warehoused' children in psychiatric facilities for months, Justice Department alleges

    Rhode Island officials kept children in a behavioral hospital designed for short stays for weeks or months at a time, rather than move them to more appropriate care settings, the Justice Department alleged. 

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