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  1. Where psychiatry ranks among medicine's most burnt-out specialties

    Psychiatry lands close to the bottom of the specialties ranked by burnout levels in Medscape's 2024 "Physician Burnout and Depression Report."
  2. More training needed, 988 counselors say

    Counselors and staffers who work for the nation's 988 suicide and crisis hotline are asking for more training in the face of increasing calls, according to a Jan. 24 report from KFF Health News.
  3. After slow 2023, behavioral health M&A could pick up in 2024

    Mergers and acquisitions in the behavioral health field are expected to increase in 2024 after just 31 deals were completed in the final quarter of 2023, according to Mertz Taggart's "Q4 2023 Behavioral Health M&A Report."

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  1. Diamond Recovery Group to open behavioral health facility in Florida

    Substance use recovery services provider Diamond Recovery Group is opening its first behavioral health facility.
  2. The 3 behavioral health roles at the top of Indeed's best jobs of 2024

    Three behavioral health-related roles are among the top 10 of Indeed's list of the 25 best jobs of 2024, with mental health technician topping the list.
  3. Patient charged with attempted murder at UHS behavioral facility

    A patient at Dover (Delaware) Behavioral Health was charged with attempted murder after allegedly assaulting another patient at the facility, NBC affiliate WRDE reported Jan. 22. 
  4. Native Americans face highest suicide rate: 4 things to know

    Native Americans face the highest rate of death by suicide across the United States, according to a report from KFF Health News published Jan. 22 in CNN.

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  1. Montana invests $8M in behavioral health crisis response

    Montana has invested $8 million in expanding the state's community-based response services for residents experiencing behavioral health crises.
  2. Hightop Health names president of intensive outpatient services

    Raymond Kotwicki, MD, has been appointed president and chief medical officer of intensive outpatient services for Atlanta-based behavioral health provider Hightop Health.
  3. Community behavioral health clinic opens in Maine

    Behavioral health provider Sweetser has opened a behavioral health and substance use clinic in Sanford, Maine, Fox affiliate WGME reported Jan. 22.
  4. Connecticut Children's opens 12-bed psychiatric unit

    Hartford-based Connecticut Children's is opening a 12-unit medical-psychiatric unit at its main campus, The Hartford Business Journal reported Jan. 22. 

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  1. Workplace mental health programs aren't working

    Workplace wellness offerings aren't improving employees' mental health, a study published Jan. 10 in the Industrial Wellness Journal found. 
  2. Talkspace, teachers group partner on educator mental health

    Online behavioral healthcare company Talkspace has partnered with the American Federation of Teachers with the goal of increasing educator access to mental health services. 
  3. Ohio launches $20M behavioral health research initiative

    Ohio has launched a new $20 million research initiative focused on the root causes of behavioral health issues across the state.
  4. Suicide rates rise among Hispanic populations

    The suicide rate among Hispanic populations across the United States has seen a significant increase over the last decade, according to a Jan. 22 report from KFF Health News. 
  5. Florida plans student loan reimbursement for mental health professionals

    Members of the Florida Senate have passed a bill that would reimburse student loans for behavioral health professionals across the state, the Tampa Bay Times reported Jan. 18.
  6. Meridian Behavioral Health names new CEO

    Minneapolis-based Meridian Behavioral Health, which provides substance use disorder treatment services, has named Lewis Zeidner, PhD, its new CEO.
  7. Costs increasing for many common antidepressants in 2024

    The cost for brand-name Prozac dropped over 20% in the first weeks of 2024, but the price of most other antidepressants went up, according to data from 46brooklyn Research. 
  8. Facing youth mental health crisis, states turn to telehealth

    States, cities and schools are investing in free telehealth services for teenagers and young people. 
  9. Conway Behavioral Health names CEO

    Beau Lynch has been appointed CEO of Conway (Ark.) Behavioral Health Hospital, which is under Acadia Healthcare.

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