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  1. 9 new behavioral health centers in July

    Nine new behavioral health centers are being built or planned in Massachusetts, Nebraska, Ohio, Texas, North Carolina and Washington.
  2. NYC Health+Hospitals has $1M to ease mental health clinicians' student debt: Do you qualify?

    NYC Health + Hospitals' Behavioral Health Loan Repayment Program allocates $1 million in aid to help behavioral health professionals with student debt.
  3. 30 percent of healthcare workers clinically depressed in French study

    Nearly one-third of healthcare workers surveyed in France meet the diagnostic criteria for clinical depression, according to results published this month in the International Journal of Nursing Studies. 

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  1. National Alliance on Mental Illness debuts podcast

    The National Alliance on Mental Illness released its first podcast, "Hope Starts with Us" July 27.
  2. National Alliance on Mental Illness honors California state senator

    California state Sen. Anthony Portantino received the 2022 Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Award from the Urban Los Angeles National Alliance on Mental Illness in recognition of his influence on mental health policy in the state.
  3. 4 behavioral health leaders on the move

    Four behavioral health physicians and leaders who have stepped into new roles since June 1: 
  4. 4 proposed updates to the Behavioral Health Coverage Transparency Act

    On July 26, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass,  and California Democrat Reps. Tony C├írdenas and Katie Porter reintroduced an updated Behavioral Health Coverage Transparency Act, first introduced by Ms. Warren in 2018.

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  1. Bicycle Health, Included Health partner to boost opioid treatment access

    Opioid addiction treatment provider Bicycle Health is partnering with clinical care and healthcare navigation platform Included Health to increase access to opioid use disorder treatment, Bicycle Health said July 26.
  2. CVS Health names Dr. Taft Parsons, III, its new chief psychiatric officer

    CVS Health has named Taft Parsons, III, MD, a vice president and the company's chief psychiatric officer, the company said in an email shared with Becker's.
  3. UHS financial report: 6 takeaways for behavioral health leaders

    King of Prussia, Pa.-based Universal Health Services reported higher revenue but a lower profit in the second quarter of 2022, the company said July 25. 
  4. Addiction treatment center owner pleads guilty to charges linked to 3 patient OD deaths

    The co-owners of an addiction treatment center in Florida have both pleaded guilty to charges linking them to three patient overdose deaths, local news source the Palm Beach Post reported July 23.

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  1. UCLA psychiatrist Smitta Patel to join VyTrac Health's advisory board

    Smitta Patel, MD, a psychiatrist at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, is joining VyTrac Health's medical advisory board. 
  2. Louisiana mayor checks himself into rehab

    Josh Guillory, mayor and president of Lafayette, La., checked himself into a rehabilitation facility for treatment of possible alcohol addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder, local ABC affiliate KATC3 reported July 25.
  3. US News' top 10 hospitals for psychiatry

    U.S. News & World Report released its list of the best hospitals for psychiatry July 26, with Boston-based McLean Hospital, Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, also in Boston, ranking in the top three.
  4. Neuronetics, Alleviant Health form exclusive partnership

    Medical technology company Neuronetics will be the exclusive supplier of transcranial magnetic stimulation equipment used in the mental health treatment network of Arkansas-based Alleviant Health, Neuronetics said July 25.
  5. 4 promising psychiatric medications seeking FDA approval

    In clinical trials, four in-development psychiatric drugs show promise for treatment of schizophrenia, postpartum depression and major depressive disorder, MDLinx reported July 21.
  6. Children more likely to inherit anxiety from same-sex parent, study finds

    Children are more likely to have an anxiety disorder if their same-sex parent has one, a study published by JAMA Open Network found. 
  7. At-home ketamine therapy 'incredibly effective,' study finds

    Telehealth at-home ketamine therapy sessions are a safe and "incredibly effective" treatment for depression and anxiety, clinicians in charge of a recent study published in Journal of Affective Disorders reported.
  8. Senate investigating child abuse claims at 4 of the biggest residential treatment companies

    Sens. Patty Murray and Ron Wyden of Washington and Oregon, respectively, are launching an investigation into abuse of children with special needs and mental health issues at residential treatment centers, NBC reported July 22.
  9. FDA approves Neuronetics' transcranial magnetic stimulation treatment for depression-related anxiety

    The FDA has approved Neuronetics' transcranial magnetic stimulation system as a treatment for adults with major depressive disorder, the company said this week.

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