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  1. Behavioral health hospital opens in Pennsylvania

    Wyoming Valley Behavioral Hospital has opened in Kingston, Pa., NBC affiliate WBRKE reported Nov. 13.
  2. Washington commerce department invests in behavioral health services

    The Washington State Department of Commerce has announced $4.3 million in grants to two crisis triage and stabilization projects.
  3. Northwest Texas Healthcare names behavioral health hospital CEO

    Chris Veal, MSN, RN, has been appointed CEO for the Northwest Texas Healthcare System Behavioral Health Hospital in Amarillo, myhighplains.com reported Nov. 13.

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  1. Teen behavioral health platform secures partnership with BCBS Kansas

    Behavioral health platform BeMe Health has launched a partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, which provided a $1.5 million funding investment in the platform.
  2. 5 numbers on substance use disorder

    Seventeen percent of people aged 12 or older in the United States had a substance use disorder in the past year, according to recent data from the 2022 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.
  3. Behavioral health mergers and acquisitions slow

    Deal-making in the mental health and substance use disorder market is declining, according to a report from Provident Healthcare Partners. 
  4. 6 federal regulation updates behavioral health leaders should know

    Here are six federal regulations on behavioral health that Becker's has reported on since Oct. 20:

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  1. Mental health app market to grow to $6.5B by 2028

    The global mental health app market is projected to grow to $6.5 billion by 2028, according to a recent market report from BCC Research.
  2. Bradford Health Services acquires addiction treatment provider

    Birmingham, Ala.-based addiction treatment and recovery services Bradford Health Services has acquired Southaven, Miss.-based Vertava Health.
  3. Proposed Michigan law would require insurance to cover mental health

    A Michigan bill is looking to require insurance companies to cover mental health and substance use care treatment, according to a Nov. 13 report from the Detroit Free Press.
  4. The counties with the greatest maternal mental health risk

    Seventy percent of U.S. counties lack sufficient maternal mental health resources, according to recent data from the Policy Center for Maternal Mental Health.

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  1. New York appoints Dr. Ruth the nation's 1st 'loneliness ambassador'

    New York has appointed television host Ruth Westheimer, EdD, as the nation's first "ambassador to loneliness." 
  2. Social worker pleads guilty to multimillion dollar Medicaid, Medicare fraud scheme

    A Rhode Island social worker pleaded guilty to orchestrating a billing fraud scheme that cost Medicare, Medicaid and private insurers $3.5 million. 
  3. Federal Aviation Association forms committee on pilot mental health

    The Federal Aviation Administration has formed a committee focusing on the mental health of pilots.
  4. 6 addiction treatment updates behavioral health leaders should know

    From new treatments to new facilities, here are six updates related to addiction that Becker's has covered since Oct. 24:
  5. South Dakota VA hospital falls short of mental health compliance

    Sioux Falls Royal C. Johnson Veterans Hospital in South Dakota was found to be out of compliance with mental health regulations, according to a Nov. 10 report from South Dakota Public Broadcasting.
  6. Behavioral health urgent care service opens in Boston

    East Boston Neighborhood Health Center has officially opened its new behavioral health urgent care center for children, adolescents and adults, PBS affiliate WGBH reported Nov. 9.
  7. Arkansas Children's to open $70M center focusing on children's opioid crisis

    Arkansas Children's in Little Rock is opening a first-of-its-kind center that will focus on the "impacts of the opioid crisis on the fetus, newborn and developing children."
  8. Senate panel advances behavioral health changes: 5 things to know

    The Senate Finance Committee voted Nov. 8 to advance a healthcare package that includes changes intended to improve behavioral health access. 
  9. Dads who are a little depressed may have smarter kids, study suggests

    Paternal mental health both during and after pregnancy may influence the child's mental health, but not in the way researchers expected, according to a recent study published in Frontiers in Psychology.

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