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  1. $34M crisis wellness center to open in Tennessee

    Alliance Healthcare Services has received a $1 million grant from the Memphis (Tenn.) City Council to support its Crisis Wellness Center to be built in the city, NBC affiliate WMC-TV reported Nov. 21.
  2. Washington state invests $30M in mental health services

    The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services has invested $30 million in mental health services, ABC affiliate KOMO News reported Nov. 21.
  3. Colorado county approves 3 behavioral health contracts

    Mesa County, Colo., has approved three contracts to support behavioral health projects across the county, The Daily Sentinel reported Nov. 22.

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  1. California county to open behavioral health and recovery facility

    Kern Behavioral Health and Recovery Services is looking to open a new facility in Kern County, Calif., ABC affiliate KERO reported Nov. 22.
  2. Talkspace to operate New York City teen mental health platform

    New York City will pay Talkspace $26 million over three years to operate TeenSpace, the city's new virtual mental health platform for teenagers. 
  3. 8 recent behavioral health billing fraud cases

    Here are eight recent cases of billing fraud and alleged billing fraud involving behavioral health providers Becker's has reported since Sept. 12: 
  4. Employers add more mental health benefits

    Most employers are taking some form of action to improve mental health benefits for employers, though fewer are adding benefits for substance use disorder, according to Mercer's "Health and Benefit Strategies for 2024" report. 

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  1. Why WellSpan's biggest behavioral win is in the ED

    Despite the financial headwinds facing many hospitals, York, Pa.-based WellSpan Health is charging ahead with new behavioral health initiatives and partnerships.
  2. 8 new behavioral health projects in 10 days

    Here are eight new behavioral health projects that Becker's has reported on since Nov. 10:
  3. UOregon, Ballmer Institute partner for student-athlete mental health

    The department of athletics at the University of Oregon in Eugene has partnered with the university's Ballmer Institute for Children’s Behavioral Health to develop a program addressing the mental health needs of student-athletes.
  4. Iowa approves 96-bed behavioral health hospital

    A plan to build a 96-bed behavioral health hospital to be built in Council Bluffs, Iowa, has been approved by the state, the Omaha World-Herald reported Nov. 20.

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  1. Why Cleveland Clinic answered TikTok's call on mental health

    When young people search for information on mental health, they might turn to TikTok before Google. 
  2. Veteran suicide rates rose in 2021: Report

    The number of veterans who died by suicide increased in 2021, the first increase since 2018, according to the National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report, published Nov. 16. 
  3. Summit Behavioral Health to expand headquarters, add jobs

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Summit Behavioral Healthcare is investing $4.5 million to expand its headquarters.
  4. Kansas group expands substance use disorder treatment options

    Hays, Kan.-based High Plains Mental Health Center has expanded its treatment program for substance use disorders.
  5. North Carolina increases behavioral health reimbursement rates

    The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has increased behavioral health reimbursement rates for the first time in a decade.
  6. Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare to open Virginia mental health clinic

    Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare is looking to open a mental health clinic in Roanoke, Va., The Roanoke Times reported Nov. 16.
  7. Merger will create Colorado's largest behavioral health center

    A merger between two of Colorado's community mental health centers will create the largest behavioral health center in the state, The Colorado Sun reported Nov. 16.
  8. Mass General Brigham's four-part strategy to address the behavioral health workforce shortage

    Somerville, Mass.-based Mass General Brigham has a four-part strategy to build the behavioral health workforce. 
  9. SAMHSA puts $74M behind community mental initiatives

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is providing around $74.4 million in grant funding for behavioral health initiatives. 

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