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  1. NJ joins 31 states in virtual mental health counseling compact

    New Jersey has joined a compact that will increase access to mental health services through telehealth, northjersey.com reported Jan. 19.
  2. CHI Mercy Health opens behavioral health unit in Oregon

    CHI Mercy Health has opened a behavioral health unit in Roseburg, Ore., CBS affiliate KPIC reported Jan. 17.
  3. CMS unveils new model to improve behavioral health integration

    CMS will introduce a new model designed to integrate behavioral and physical healthcare with health-related social needs in Medicare and Medicaid. 

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  1. Preparing for psychedelic medicine's return

    Past and Current Status Later this year the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will decide whether MDMA, the drug commonly known as "ecstasy," is a medicine.
  2. Tennessee mental health nonprofit names CEO

    Michelle Shafer has been appointed CEO of Nashville, Tenn.-based Mental Health Cooperative, the Nashville Post reported Jan. 18.
  3. Behavioral health provider launches virtual program for college students

    Lightfully Behavioral Health has launched a new clinical virtual service for college students, more than 60% of whom meet the criteria for at least one mental health condition.
  4. New Hampshire behavioral health facility appoints CEO

    Justin Looser has been appointed CEO of Hampstead (N.H.) Hospital & Residential Treatment Facility, the Portsmouth Herald reported Jan. 18.

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  1. BayCare plans behavioral urgent care

    Clearwater, Fla.-based BayCare Health System is opening the first behavioral health urgent care center in West Central Florida.
  2. North Carolina Medicaid plan offers new approach to youth behavioral health

    North Carolina will implement a new statewide Medicaid plan in 2024 designed to integrate behavioral and physical health services for children. 
  3. Pine Rest, Michigan State name behavioral health leader

    Nagy Youssef, MD, PhD, has been appointed to the leadership teams of Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.
  4. California launches 2 free behavioral health platforms

    The California Department of Health Care Services has launched two free behavioral health services apps for families with children, teenagers and young adults across the state.

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  1. New York hospital plans pediatric mental health urgent care

    A new pediatric mental health urgent care is under construction at University of Rochester (N.Y.) Medical Center, rochesterfirst.com reported Jan. 16.
  2. Millions prescribed asthma drug despite FDA warning of neuropsychiatric side effects

    Prescriptions of asthma drug montelukast remain high despite warnings from the FDA about psychiatric side effects, The New York Times reported Jan. 9. 
  3. 13 new behavioral health projects and programs in 16 days

    Here are 13 new behavioral health facilities and programs that Becker's has reported on so far in January:
  4. 2 behavioral health organizations set to form $45M agency

    The boards of The Nord Center and The LCADA Way have approved a merger between the behavioral health agencies.
  5. $33.7M behavioral health hospital to open in Texas

    Austin, Texas-based St. David's HealthCare is constructing a behavioral health center near its North Austin medical center, Community Impact reported Jan. 16.
  6. Bipartisan bill would put $30M behind 988 crisis follow-up

    Three members of the U.S. House have reintroduced a bill that would connect individuals in a behavioral or mental health crisis with follow-up services.
  7. Suicide prevention startup scores $22M from CVS, others

    Vita Health, a startup providing care management for suicide prevention, raised $22.5 million in series A funding. 
  8. Bon Secours opens partial youth hospitalization program

    Mariottsville, Md.-based Bon Secours has opened a new partial hospitalization program for teenagers at St. Mary's Hospital in Richmond, Va., the Richmond Times Dispatch reported Jan. 12. 
  9. Why Dr. Scottie Day wants mental health experts in all clinics

    Bolstering accessibility to mental healthcare at Kentucky Children's Hospital in Lexington is a key priority this year for Scottie Day, MD.

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