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  1. Anxiety rates in children by state | 2023

    Hawaii has the lowest prevalence of anxiety in children, while Vermont has the highest, according to data published by the United Health Foundation Dec. 5.
  2. Washington nonprofit is first to offer teletherapy for addiction in state

    Upper Valley Cares Behavioral Health is the first nonprofit in Washington to offer teletherapy services for drug and alcohol addiction to people across the state, the Wenatchee World reported Dec. 7.
  3. Addiction treatment center to open in Ohio

    Addiction treatment provider Eagle Healthworks is opening a new addiction clinic in Bridgeport, Ohio, CBS affiliate WTRF reported Dec. 7.

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  1. Addiction treatment center opens in Baltimore

    Addiction treatment provider Ideal Option has opened a new clinic in Baltimore, ABC affiliate WMAR reported Dec. 8.
  2. Beach House Behavioral Health names executive chairman

    Juno Beach, Fla.-based Beach House Behavioral Health has appointed Candance Henderson as executive chairman.
  3. Virginia health system proposes 146-bed behavioral health and rehab hospital

    Arlington, Va.-based VHC Health detailed its plans to build a 146-bed behavioral health and rehab hospital, Washington Business Journal reported Dec. 7. 
  4. Patients' mental health symptoms are becoming more severe, psychologists say

    More than half of psychologists say the severity of their patients' symptoms have become worse in the last 12 months. 

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  1. Insurers' mental health provider directories inaccurate, New York attorney general says

    More than 80% of mental health provider listings in insurers' directories in New York State are incorrect, according to a report from the New York attorney general's office. 
  2. 10 charged with entering kickback agreement with fake behavioral health facility

    Ten people were charged in an alleged scheme to transport patients from unlicensed sober living and transitional homes to a fake behavioral health facility in exchange for payments. 
  3. Massachusetts research team receives $21M grant for perinatal mental health

    Researchers at UMass Chan Medical School in Worcester, Mass., have received a $21 million grant to conduct a study on perinatal mental health equity.
  4. New York governor funds 13 certified community behavioral health clinics

    New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has announced conditional funding to develop 13 new certified community behavioral health clinics across the state.

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  1. Mental health center to open in Michigan

    Commissioners in Grand Traverse County, Mich., approved a funding agreement with Munson Healthcare to develop a regional mental health center, the Traverse Ticker reported Dec. 7.
  2. Growth in child suicide rates could be tied to opioid crisis: Study

    Areas with higher rates of illicit opioid abuse also saw higher rates of suicides among children, pointing to a link between the two crises, a study published in Demography found. 
  3. Children face long waits for behavioral healthcare through California Medicaid, audit finds

    Many children face long wait times for behavioral health appointments, a California state audit found. 
  4. Frequent mental distress rates by state | 2023

    West Virginia has the highest rate of frequent mental distress, while Hawaii has the lowest, according to data published Dec. 5 by the United Health Foundation.
  5. Suicide rates by state

    The United States averages 14.5 deaths due to intentional self-harm per 100,000 people, according to data published Dec. 5 by the United Health Foundation.
  6. Humana invests in Virginia behavioral health workforce

    Humana has made a donation to the Virginia Health Care Foundation to support the state's behavioral health workforce.
  7. Connecticut hospital to open adolescent intensive outpatient program

    Greenwich (Conn.) Hospital is set to open its adolescent behavioral health intensive outpatient program in February.
  8. States ranked by depression rates

    Hawaii is the state with the lowest prevalence of depression in the U.S., while Tennessee is the highest, according to the United Health Foundation's America's Health Rankings. 
  9. Mental health providers by state | 2023

    Massachusetts is the state with the most mental health providers per capita, according to data published Dec. 5 by the United Health Foundation.

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