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  1. Top 10 psychiatry residency programs, ranked by physicians

    Physicians say Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital has the best psychiatry residency program, according to Doximity's 2022 to 2023 Residency Navigator.
  2. More affordable mental healthcare a top priority for adolescents, parents and teachers say

    Educators reported family dynamics and relationships as the most prevalent mental health challenges for adolescents, while parents cited academic pressure, a survey by CVS Health found.
  3. Adolescents look to teachers regarding mental health concerns more than parents, survey finds

    More than 78 percent of educators reported having been approached by a child for assistance with mental health issues, compared to 58 percent of parents, a survey published Sept. 8 by CVS Health found.

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  1. 'Street psychiatrists' bring mental healthcare to California homeless

    The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health launched an initiative that brings mental health resources to the city's homeless population, the Los Angeles Times reported Sept. 7.
  2. Free national news station airing mental health programming in September

    Newsy, a free, 24/7 national news network, is airing more than 100 hours of mental health-related programming throughout September. 
  3. Stress management device company secures $1M investment

    Sensate raised more than $1 million in funding for its stress management device in an investment round. 
  4. HHS' $1.69B mental health investment: An overview

    HHS will dish out grants totaling $1.69 billion in support of mental healthcare and services in the last month, money aimed at tackling issues including addiction, community trauma and more.

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  1. Ohio behavioral health program enrolls 8,000 children in 2 months

    OhioRise, a Medicaid program managed by Aetna, has helped more than 8,000 children and their families coordinate behavioral healthcare in the program's first two months, The Columbus Dispatch reported Aug. 31.
  2. Telehealth services expansion lowered risk of overdose, study finds

    The expansion of telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic led to more patients seeking out substance use treatment and lowered the likelihood of opioid-related overdose, a study published Aug. 31 in JAMA Psychiatry found.
  3. LifePoint set to acquire majority stake in US Behavioral Partners

    LifePoint Health, a subsidiary of investment firm Medical Properties Trust, inked a deal to acquire a majority of Springstone Health, a nationwide behavioral health company valued at $250 million. 
  4. UnitedHealthcare adds 2 mental health startups to accelerator program

    UnitedHealthcare added digital mental health company Mood Health and substance use disorder treatment company YourPath to its four-month accelerator program that began Aug. 15.

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  1. Exercise a 'lifesaving' treatment for mental health disorders: report

    A synthesis of evidence from 1,600 scientific journals found that 89 percent of studies reported a significant positive relationship between exercise and mental health, according to a report published by the John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation on Aug. 30.
  2. South Carolina finalizes plans for mental health facility for juvenile justice system

    South Carolina legislators finalized plans for a psychiatric treatment center for patients in the juvenile justice system in Columbia, CBS affiliate WCSC reported Aug. 23.
  3. 23 behavioral health companies leading industry growth

    A list recently published by Inc. ranks the 5,000 U.S. companies with the biggest revenue growth from 2018 to 2021, which included 23 behavioral health companies. 
  4. CVS Health to give $1.5M to bring mental healthcare to underserved populations

    CVS Health will donate $1.5 million to increase the availability of mental health providers and services in medically underserved areas in 25 states.
  5. Florida system set to open $46M mental health center

    Florida-based Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center's new $46 million behavioral health facility will open in September, LkldNow reported Aug. 30.
  6. Medicaid adds virtual pediatric mental health provider

    DotCom Therapy, a Wisconsin-based virtual pediatric mental healthcare provider, joined Medicaid's network, Behavioral Health Business reported Aug. 29. 
  7. Behavioral health recap: August's top 10 stories

    From a sexual assault case to a hospital reopening , here are the 10 most-read stories reported by Becker's Behavioral Health in August:
  8. New York commits $4M to multilingual, minority students pursuing mental health degrees

    The New York State Office of Mental Health, in a partnership with colleges throughout the state, will use $4 million in federal funding to support underrepresented students pursuing mental health degrees.
  9. Psychiatrist vs. psychologist salary in each state

    The national average salary for psychiatrists in 2021 was $249,760, compared to $99,460 for psychologists, per May 2021 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Here is a comparison of the average yearly salary of psychiatrists and psychologists in each state and Washington, D.C., according to the data:

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