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  1. Northwell changes credentialing to accommodate mental health

    Healthcare providers are not immune to the growing mental health crisis, and that's why New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health has overhauled its credentialing process.
  2. ADA violation: Maine needlessly institutionalizes kids, DOJ says

    Maine is violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by unnecessarily institutionalizing children with mental health and developmental disabilities, the Justice Department said June 22.
  3. Highlights on ADHD developments from the 2022 APA annual meeting

    The American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting on June 20 provided updates on the latest research, opinions and industry practices for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, the Psychiatric Times reported on June 21.

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  1. Children's Minnesota opening its 1st inpatient mental health unit

    Minneapolis-based Children's Minnesota is opening its first inpatient mental health unit later this year, Minneapolis/St.Paul Business Journal reported June 21.
  2. VR device that treats serious mental illness wins FDA breakthrough designation

    The FDA designated digital therapeutics company OxfordVR's GameChange virtual reality mental health platform a breakthrough device.
  3. Dallas County's mental health waitlist leaves taxpayers footing the $13M bill, commissioner says

    In Texas, there are 400 inmates at the Dallas County jail awaiting transfer to a state mental health facility, costing the county $13 million to fund their prison stays, Fox 4 News reported June 20.
  4. In-home mental health crisis treatment program provides alternative to ER visits

    Massachusetts nonprofit Youth Villages partnered with the state Health and Human Services Department to create Intercept, a program that provides immediate in-home mental health treatment for children and teens who would otherwise be taken to the ER, Public News Service reported June 21.

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  1. California nurses plan 2nd strike over closing of psychiatric ward, understaffing, lack of supplies

    Nurses at AHMC Seton Medical Center in Daly City, Calif., plan to strike this week over the closure of the geriatic psychiatric ward and alleged understaffing and lack of supplies, local news source CBS Bay Area reported June 20.
  2. Union reps blast Maryland state psychiatric center, citing understaffing, neglected safety protocols

    The Maryland union branch of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees criticized state officials for endangering staff at a maximum-security state psychiatric hospital for non-adherence to state staffing laws, leading to assaults on employees, local news source WYPR reported June 16. 
  3. A blend of pain management and mental health: an Arizona practice's unique treatment strategy

    Advanced Spine and Pain, a pain management practice based in Phoenix, is launching a treatment plan that integrates behavioral health services to provide minimally invasive, whole-patient pain care.
  4. WHO releases recommended action plan to combat ongoing mental health crisis

    In response to the worldwide mental health crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization published June 16. 

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  1. 10 states with the highest rates of mental illness

    Using data collected by Mental Health America in 2021, this is a breakdown of the 10 states with the highest prevalence of any mental illness in the U.S.
  2. Headspace unveils workshop series designed for leaders to support employee mental health

    Headspace, a popular meditation and mindfulness mobile app, announced its new Leadership Workshop Series, a three-branch program designed to coach leaders on best practices to support mental health in the workplace.
  3. Tennessee's first mental health urgent care in the works

    Plans are in motion for the first mental health urgent care in Knoxville, Tenn., local news source WVLT reported June 15.
  4. Plan to convert Washington hospital into mental health facility falls apart

    A plan to convert former Kennewick (Wash.) General Hospital into a bicounty mental health and drug treatment center fell through after an agreement couldn't be reached on length-of-stay restrictions, the Tri-City Herald reported June 15.
  5. 10 recent payer moves in behavioral health

    Health insurance companies have invested millions of dollars in behavioral health programs and technologies recently.
  6. How Instagram's new features aim to boost teens' mental health

    Instagram's to-be-released features will send a notification to teens spending significant amounts of time on the platform to make users more mindful of their time spent on social media, TechCrunch reported June 14.
  7. Newly released DSM-5-TR jumps to top of bestseller list

    The revised edition of the DSM-5 that was released in March, the DSM-5-TR, is now ranked No. 1 on Amazon's psychiatry bestseller list, Axios reported June 14. 
  8. 13 best mental health books, per Healthline

    Mental health books can be used as a resource and an introduction to psychology and the way the brain affects mood, behavior and thoughts, Healthline reports. 
  9. States with the greatest need for mental health providers

    Though the mental health provider shortage is a national issue, some states have a more significant shortage than others, according to data from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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