Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. 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.
  2. 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. 
  3. 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. 

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  1. 7 new behavioral health projects in 8 days

    Here are seven new behavioral health projects that Becker's has reported on since Nov. 22:
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Addiction Recovery Care psychiatric clinic opens in Kentucky

    A new Addiction Recovery Care psychiatric facility has opened in Russell, Ky.

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  1. '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. 
  2. 86% of Americans want Congress to do more for mental health: Survey

    Eighty-six percent of Americans want their elected officials in Congress to take more steps to address the country's mental health crisis, according to a recent survey from the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
  3. Urgent recovery center to open in Oklahoma

    A 24/7 urgent recovery center is opening in Tulsa, Okla., NBC affiliate KJRH reported Nov. 29.
  4. Behavioral crisis center opens in Missouri

    Preferred Family Healthcare has opened a new behavioral health crisis center in Kirksville, Mo., the Kirksville Daily Express reported Nov. 29.

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  1. Connecticut behavioral health clinician charged with Medicaid fraud

    A Connecticut behavioral health clinician has been arrested and charged for submitting false claims to the state's Medicaid program.
  2. Employees raise safety issues at newly constructed psych hospital

    New documents released by the Hawaii Labor Relations Board showed that work conditions and security measures at the Kaneohe-based Hawaii State Hospital have contributed to some safety concerns, Civil Beat reported Nov. 29.
  3. CDC: Suicide rates hit record high in 2022

    The number of suicide deaths reached the highest recorded rate in 2022, according to provisional CDC data published Nov. 28. 
  4. Parents sue HCA hospital after their son was killed by police

    The family of a 34-year-old mental health patient who was killed by police after being released from the hospital is suing Richmond, Va.-based Chippenham Hospital and the city of Richmond for $35 million, ABC affiliate WRIC reported Nov. 23. 
  5. Google, Boeing among companies pledging to end mental health stigma

    Eleven companies are joining the National Alliance on Mental Illness' first stigma-free workforce council. 
  6. Most common mental health treatments by age

    People aged 12 to 17 were most likely to receive mental health treatment in 2022, according to the 2022 National Survey on Drug Use and Mental Health. 
  7. 8 mental health stories to know in November

    Here are eight mental health stories Becker's covered in November:
  8. Private equity-backed Texas organization looks to reopen closed behavioral health beds

    Plano, Texas-based organization Oceans Healthcare is looking to reopen the behavioral health beds at a hospital in Jackson, Miss., Mississippi Today reported Nov. 22.
  9. Washington state hires 200 to staff new behavioral health facility

    Washington state has hired more than 200 staff members to operate a behavioral health hospital in Tukwila, The Columbian reported Nov. 24.

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