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  1. How Nevada is rallying to tackle the behavioral health crisis

    Nevada has consistently ranked at the bottom of mental health metrics conducted on a yearly basis since 2015, and local political, business and community leaders need to take action, local nonprofit news source the Nevada Current reported May 18.
  2. Meru Health granted $2M to evaluate effectiveness of digital mental health services

    Online mental healthcare provider Meru Health was granted $2 million by the National Institute of Mental Health to study the benefits of digital mental health programs.
  3. Pokemon Go may help with depression, study finds

    A study from the London School of Economics and Political Science found location-based mobile games, such as Pokemon Go, may improve "non-clinical forms of mild depression."

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  1. Supplements company acquires ketamine-assisted mental health clinic

    Supplements company Irwin Naturals acquired Salem, N.H.-based ketamine therapy clinic New England Ketamine, Benzinga reported May 16.
  2. CRNA opens ketamine therapy clinic in North Dakota

    Ascend Wellness, run by CRNA Melinda Howe, is the first ketamine therapy clinic in Minot, N.D., NBC affiliate KFYR reported May 16.
  3. The case for expanding virtual reality-based mental healthcare

    More medical providers are utilizing virtual reality to treat patients with mental health disorders, and the technology has the potential to improve patient care, according to Smithsonian Magazine.
  4. The future of behavioral healthcare: technology-assisted treatment

    The rise of digital mental health treatment methods in recent years points to further developments in technology-assisted behavioral healthcare, according to an article published by Microsoft. 

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  1. Ohio to spend $85M to attract more people to behavioral health field

    Ohio is aiming to spend $85 million in federal funds to draw people toward careers in behavioral health, NBC affiliate KPVI reported May 16.
  2. Applications open for $15M grant to behavioral health center

    HHS is offering a $15 million behavioral health grant that will be awarded to one nursing facility, the department said May 16.
  3. HHS, Labor Department partner to educate Americans on mental health coverage rights

    A partnership between HHS and the Department of Labor developed new and free informational resources to educate Americans about their legal rights on mental health benefits coverage.
  4. Key resources offering immediate mental healthcare

    Healthline compiled a list of helplines and warmlines can be used for immediate support:

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  1. Ohio children's hospital awarded $25M for new pediatric mental health center

    Dayton (Ohio) Children's Hospital will receive $25 million from the state's American Rescue Plan funds, which will be used to build a new freestanding mental health building that will allow for an expansion of services.
  2. Physical activity even below recommendations provides significant mental health benefits, study finds

    A meta-analysis study published in JAMA Psychiatry suggests that depression levels can be reduced by increasing exercise, regardless of whether the increased level of activity reaches the amount typically recommended by public health professionals.
  3. L.L. Bean promotes Mental Health Awareness Month with social media break

    In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, the outdoor retail supplier L.L. Bean hit pause on its social media posting and added mental health resources to its website.
  4. 4 recent hacks and data breaches at mental health clinics

    Since the beginning of March, four mental health centers have reported data breaches or hacking incidents affecting a total of 36,261 people, according to the HHS breach portal. 
  5. Behavioral health fraud whistleblower awarded $130K

    A whistleblower in a behavioral health fraud case will receive $130,000 as part of the Justice Department's settlement, the department said May 9.
  6. Behavioral health residential home opens in Phoenix

    Scottsdale (Ariz.) Recovery Center opened a new behavioral health residential home in Phoenix, Phoenix Business Journal reported May 12.
  7. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 3-digit dialing code going nationwide in July

    Beginning July 16, 988 will be the new three-digit dialing code connecting callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and will be accessible to everyone in the U.S.
  8. 18% of working parents affected by rise in teen mental illness, study finds

    The abrupt onset of mental health issues among teens has affected the work performance of nearly one-fifth of working parents, a study commissioned by Cigna and conducted by Economist Impact found.
  9. Experts condemn ads of illicit weight gain drug on social media

    With the misuse of Apetamin for weight gain purposes rising worldwide, U.K. National Health Service officials have pushed social media platforms such as Instagram to remove accounts promoting or selling the drug, the Psychiatric Times reported May 11.

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