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  1. Chestnut Health Systems inks deal to provide behavioral services at public transit stations

    Bloomington, Ill.-based Chestnut Health Systems is partnering with the St. Louis public transit system to provide behavioral services to riders, CBS affiliate KMOV reported Oct. 7.
  2. Kansas mental health center gets $4M grant

    Pittsburgh, Kan.-based Crawford County Mental Health Center landed a $4,000,000 expansion grant, NBC affiliate KSN reported Oct. 8.
  3. World Mental Health Day: 10 facts to know

    Oct. 10 is designated by the World Health Organization as World Mental Health Day, intended to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world. 

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  1. Oklahoma to build 2 behavioral health hospitals with $125M funding

    Oklahoma is going to use $125 million from the American Rescue Plan Act to build two behavioral health hospitals in the state, according to an Oct. 6 report from Oklahoma City News 9. 
  2. Kalamazoo to get $5M behavioral health urgent care facility

    ISK broke ground on its new Behavioral Health Urgent Care and Access Center in Kalamazoo, Mich., the first of its kind in the town. 
  3. Dr. Sam McLean awarded $3M for post-traumatic stress disorder research

    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded $3 million by the U.S. Department of Defense for research into the efficacy of therapeutics in treating post-traumatic stress disorder, led by Sam McLean, MD. 
  4. Mental health startup funding down in 2022 despite Alma's $130M megadeal

    Digital health funding for mental health startups has dropped significantly this year, according to a quarterly report from Rock Health.

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  1. US HealthVest expands Illinois footprint with OSF HealthCare partnership

    US HealthVest, a behavioral healthcare provider, is partnering with Peoria, Ill.-based OSF HealthCare to develop a 100-bed behavioral health hospital.
  2. Former Optum exec to oversee CVS Health's healthcare delivery, behavioral health

    When Amar Desai, MD, takes on his new role as CVS Health's president of healthcare delivery Oct. 17, he will be a key leader overseeing several areas, including behavioral health.
  3. North America to lead mental health market growth through 2026: report

    North America will fuel 39 percent of the projected growth in the mental health market until 2026, according to a report from technology research company Technavio.
  4. Kaiser Permanente adds emotional support service

    Kaiser Permanente members and employees can now access Ginger, an on-demand emotional support service. 

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  1. Darcy Gruttadaro rejoins National Alliance on Mental Illness as chief innovation officer

    The National Alliance on Mental Illness named Darcy Gruttadaro its new chief innovation officer.
  2. Horizon Health names Jennifer Facteau new CEO

    Jennifer Facteau is the new CEO of Horizon Health, a behavioral health program management company. 
  3. Dr. Adam Grant to lead BetterUp workplace wellness program

    Psychologist and author Adam Grant, PhD, will serve as chairman of coaching company BetterUp's Center for Purpose and Performance.
  4. The lowest-paying states for psychiatric nurse practitioners

    The demand for psychiatric nurse practitioners is expected to grow 18 percent by 2030, per data from the National Center for Health Workforce Analysis.
  5. The 5 highest-paying states for psychiatric nurse practitioners

    The demand for psychiatric nurse practitioners is expected to grow 18 percent by 2030, per data from the National Center for Health Workforce Analysis.  
  6. Suicides up 4% in 2021 after 2 years of decline: CDC

    Although 5 percent more adults received mental health treatment in the U.S. in 2021 compared to 2019, the overall suicide rate grew 4 percent from 2020 to 2021, according to new data from the CDC. 
  7. Telehealth improves opioid use disorder treatment outcomes, data shows

    The expansion of telehealth services for opioid use disorder treatment during the pandemic made treatment more accessible and lowered the likelihood of overdose, a study published Aug. 31 in JAMA Psychiatry found. 
  8. Psychiatrist income trajectory: How 5 most-populated cities compare

    Although the average yearly income of psychiatrists in the U.S. is $287,000, salaries vary depending on location and years of experience, according to data from Medscape. 
  9. 3 behavioral health startups nab $195M: What to know

    Digital health startups are making waves in the healthcare sector, with three such companies collectively raising more than $112 million in the last two weeks and $195 million overall. 

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