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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. 

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  1. 5 fastest-growing mental health diagnoses

    Mental health medical claims rose 83% from 2019 to 2023, according to a report from LexisNexis Risk Solutions. 
  2. 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.
  3. 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. 
  4. 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. 

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  1. 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. 
  2. 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. 
  3. 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.
  4. Walgreens launches generic overdose reversal spray

    Walgreens launched its own over-the-counter generic naloxone HCl nasal spray.

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

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  1. 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. 
  2. 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. 
  3. HHS unveils strategy to combat maternal mental health crisis

    The Biden administration is aiming to improve maternal mental health via a new national strategy released May 14.
  4. 65% of adults concerned about mental health: Survey

    Two-thirds of adults have felt concerned about their own mental health or the mental health of their friends and family, according to a survey conducted by CVS Health and Morning Consult.
  5. Minnesota fines UnitedHealthcare over alleged mental health parity issues

    UnitedHealthcare will pay Minnesota $450,000 to settle allegations it violated mental health parity laws. 
  6. HHS to fund behavioral health IT development

    HHS will put $1 million toward projects accelerating the adoption of health IT in behavioral health. 
  7. Florida designates 1st behavioral health teaching hospitals

    Tampa General Hospital and the University of South Florida, both based in Tampa, partnered on one of the first behavioral health teaching hospitals in Florida.
  8. UChicago Medicine hospital adds behavioral health beds

    UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey, Ill., has added 15 inpatient beds to its behavioral health unit to better meet a growing need for mental health services. 
  9. New Jersey hospital plans $9M mental health ER

    Bergen New Bridge Medical Center in Paramus, N.J., is planning a $9 million project to create dedicated spaces in its emergency room for patients seeking mental healthcare, USA Today affiliate North Jersey reported May 13.

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