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  1. 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.
  2. 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. 
  3. 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. 

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  1. 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. 
  2. 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. 
  3. 8 mental health stories to know in November

    Here are eight mental health stories Becker's covered in November:
  4. 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.

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  1. 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.
  2. Florida hospital to open $71M behavioral health pavilion

    Sarasota (Fla.) Memorial Hospital is opening a new behavioral health pavilion that includes four inpatient units, theSarasota Herald-Tribune reported Nov. 26.
  3. Cleveland Clinic boosts behavioral health acumen across specialties

    Leopoldo Pozuelo, MD, says physicians are paying closer attention to mental health, even when patients are admitted for non-behavioral conditions. 
  4. $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.

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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. 
  5. 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: 
  6. 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. 
  7. 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.
  8. 8 new behavioral health projects in 10 days

    Here are eight new behavioral health projects that Becker's has reported on since Nov. 10:
  9. 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.

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