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  1. 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. 
  2. 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. 
  3. CommonSpirit to add 4 new behavioral sites

    Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health is planning to add behavioral healthcare to four new sites in 2024. 

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  1. Maine Behavioral Healthcare appoints hospital director

    Maine Behavioral Healthcare has appointed Lee Wolfrum, DO, as medical director of Spring Harbor Hospital in Westbrook.
  2. Behavioral health outpatient office opens in North Carolina

    Albemarle, N.C.-based behavioral health provider Monarch has opened an outpatient office in Pittsboro, N.C., The Chatham News + Record reported Nov. 16.
  3. WPS launches diversity and neurodiversity scholarships for behavioral health students

    Psychological and educational assessment provider WPS has launched a scholarship program to increase diversity and neurodiversity among psychological and behavioral health providers.
  4. Path Mental Health expands executive team

    Los Angeles-based Path Mental Health has made three key appointments to its executive team.

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  1. Spring Health launches mental health program for teens

    Mental healthcare company Spring Health has launched a new program developed for teenagers.
  2. New York City launches behavioral telehealth platform for teens

    New York City is launching TeenSpace, a free mental health platform for teenagers in the city. 
  3. Optum Behavioral Health CEO departs

    Trip Hofer, former CEO of Optum Behavioral Health Solutions, has left Optum to join a venture capital firm. 
  4. UpLift acquires online psychiatry provider

    Behavioral health company UpLift has acquired Minded, an online psychiatry provider that specializes in care for women.

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  1. National survey sheds light on prevalence of mental illness

    In the U.S., 59.3 million people reported having any mental illness in 2022, according to recent data from the 2022 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.
  2. Private mental health center opens in Florida

    Port St. Lucie, Fla.-based Onyx Behavioral Health has opened a private mental health treatment center facility in Treasure Coast, Fla.
  3. Behavioral health center opens in Texas

    Colorado Springs, Colo.-based Family Care Center Behavioral Health Services has opened its fourth mental health clinic serving patients in the Austin metropolitan area. 
  4. Former patient charged in death of nurse at Hawaii behavioral hospital

    A former patient is facing a second-degree murder charge for allegedly stabbing a nurse to death at a Hawaii behavioral health hospital. 
  5. 5 most common reasons people don't seek mental healthcare

    The most common reason people did not seek mental health treatment in 2022 was they thought they should have been able to manage their mental health on their own, according to the 2022 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. 
  6. Therapist's ex-wife sentenced to 4 years in prison for Medicaid fraud

    The ex-wife of a Texas therapist was sentenced to serve 54 months in prison for defrauding Medicaid of more than $600,000. 
  7. How a Pennsylvania health system initiative de-escalates 75% of workplace violence incidents

    Workplace violence against nurses, physicians and hospital staff continues to plague hospitals nationwide, and many healthcare employees say their organization is not doing enough to address the problem.
  8. Behavioral health Medicaid rates get a boost in most states

    A majority of states increased Medicaid rates for some types of behavioral health providers in 2023 or are planning increases in 2024, according to KFF's survey of state Medicaid directors. 
  9. 6 numbers on mental health treatment to know

    A total of 55.8 million U.S. adults have received mental health treatment in the last year, according to recent data from the 2022 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.

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