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  1. Utah governor proposes $186M in 2025 budget to address mental health

    Utah Gov. Spencer Cox is seeking roughly $186 million in the state's 2025 budget to address homelessness and behavioral health needs across the state, the Standard-Examiner reported Dec. 4.
  2. Drug deaths by state | 2023

    West Virginia is the state with the most drug related deaths, while Nebraska has the fewest, according to data published by the United Health Foundation Dec. 5.
  3. Optum's behavioral health strategy: 3 things to know

    Optum added over 45,000 therapists, psychiatrists and behavioral health providers to its network, Optum Health CEO Amar Desai, MD, said. 

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  1. Smoking rates see 'dramatic' decline among young adults: 5 things to know

    Smoking rates declined by over 10 percentage points from 2011 to 2022 among adults aged 18 to 24, but declined more slowly among older adults, a study published Dec. 1 in JAMA Health Forum found. 
  2. California's mental health court receives 100+ petitions in 1st months

    A new civil court process that launched across seven California counties in October has already received more than 100 petitions, ABC News reported Dec. 1. 
  3. Oregon Health Authority looks to diversify mental health workforce

    Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore., has received a $1.8 million grant from the Oregon Health Authority in an effort to increase the capacity and diversity of the state's mental health workforce.
  4. Behavioral health clinic, adult day program opens in Virginia

    A new behavioral health facility offering an adult day program has opened in Richmond, Va., CBS affiliate WTVR reported Dec. 1.

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  1. Senators introduce bipartisan bill on mental health in fishing industry

    Two U.S. senators have introduced bipartisan legislation focused on reducing the occupational safety and health risks affecting the commercial fishing industry across the United States, including mental health risks.
  2. 2 in 5 addiction medicine fellowship spots are unfilled

    Around four in 10 addiction medicine fellowships are unfilled in 2023, according to a National Resident Matching Program report published Nov. 29. 
  3. Social media posts may impact perceptions of mental health treatment, study shows

    Social media posts could be linked to negative impacts on the perception of mental health treatments, according to a recent study published in Social Media + Society.
  4. Telehealth use remains strong in behavioral health

    Although telehealth use has dropped by almost 25% from its peak in 2020, telehealth use for behavioral health services remains strong, according to a recent study from Epic Research.

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  1. Georgia children's hospital opens behavioral health unit

    Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital in Maco, Ga., has opened a new emergency center for pediatric patients with behavioral health needs, ABC affiliate WGXA reported Nov. 30.
  2. Behavioral health, autism care center opens in Florida

    Behavioral health center Acorn Health has opened in St. Johns, Fla., The St. Augustine Record reported Nov. 30.
  3. California behavioral health provider to lay off 86

    San Jose, Calif.-based Momentum For Health is laying off 86 employees, according to WARN documents filed with the state Nov. 27. 
  4. CMS changes ease access to 250,000 mental health providers for Medicare beneficiaries

    Medicare payment policies taking effect in 2024 will make around 250,000 more behavioral health providers available to older adults, according to an analysis from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. 
  5. 7 new behavioral health projects in 8 days

    Here are seven new behavioral health projects that Becker's has reported on since Nov. 22:
  6. Ohio behavioral health facility invests $7M to expand services

    Ohio-based behavioral health organization CommQuest Services has invested $7 million in its Stark County facilities.
  7. States ranked by active psychiatrists per capita

    The District of Columbia has the most active psychiatrists per capita, according to data posted to the U.S. Physician Workforce Data Dashboard from the American Association of Medical Colleges.
  8. Addiction Recovery Care psychiatric clinic opens in Kentucky

    A new Addiction Recovery Care psychiatric facility has opened in Russell, Ky.
  9. 'Persistent state of fear': Seattle Children's nurses ask leaders to address violence in behavioral unit

    Over 40 nurses at Seattle Children's Hospital are urging the hospital to do more to prevent violence in the psychiatry and behavioral medicine unit. 

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