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  1. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 3-digit dialing code going nationwide in July

    Beginning July 16, 988 will be the new three-digit dialing code connecting callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and will be accessible to everyone in the U.S.
  2. 18% of working parents affected by rise in teen mental illness, study finds

    The abrupt onset of mental health issues among teens has affected the work performance of nearly one-fifth of working parents, a study commissioned by Cigna and conducted by Economist Impact found.
  3. Experts condemn ads of illicit weight gain drug on social media

    With the misuse of Apetamin for weight gain purposes rising worldwide, U.K. National Health Service officials have pushed social media platforms such as Instagram to remove accounts promoting or selling the drug, the Psychiatric Times reported May 11.

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  1. Virtual psychiatry company lands $40M in funding

    Mental health startup Iris Telehealth recently secured $40 million in funding in the series B stage of startup financing.
  2. Experts stress need for online addiction resource database update

    Clinicians, researchers and patient advocates believe findtreatment.gov, the database dedicated to helping Americans with addiction find treatment, is in need of major updates to be more effective and credible, CNN reported May 11.
  3. Site of Maryland psychiatric hospital to be used for local university expansion — with a price tag of $1

    The Maryland Board of Public Works voted to lease the campus of Spring Grove Hospital Center in Catonsville, Md., to the University of Maryland Baltimore County for an expansion of the university's campus, Washington Top News reported May 11.
  4. Existing psychiatric conditions increase likelihood of breakthrough COVID-19 infections, study finds

    Patients with preexisting psychiatric disorders were more likely to experience breakthrough COVID infections after vaccination, a study published in JAMA Network Open found.

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  1. Serena Williams backs 'relationship health' startup

    Behavioral health startup Ours has secured $5 million in pre-seed and seed round funding from investors including tennis star Serena Williams, Innovation Map reported May 11.
  2. Behavioral health and primary care integration startup raises $5.4M

    Psychiatric collaborative care management company EvolvedMD raised $5.4 million in series A funding, Utah Business reported May 11.
  3. Mental health AI device receives FDA breakthrough designation

    Artificial intelligence-based digital behavioral health companion Wysa was granted breakthrough device designation.
  4. Severe COVID-19 may heighten risk of psychiatric disorders, study finds

    A new study published in JAMA Psychiatry shows that patients who recovered from severe COVID-19 infections and other severe acute respiratory infections are more likely to be diagnosed with new psychiatric conditions.

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  1. Crozer to shut down majority of mental health centers in Pennsylvania

    Shortly after Delaware County (Pa.) Council issued an emergency ordinance requiring hospitals to notify the county health department of closures at least 180 days in advance, Crozer Health announced plans to close multiple mental health programs in the county, according to a notice Crozer sent to local news source WWHY. 
  2. Mental Health America offers online mental health screening

    Mental Health America, a community-based nonprofit, offers an online mental health screening tool that is free and anonymous.
  3. 8 developing behavioral health trends in 2022

    The growing mental health crisis across the United States has spurred the development of behavioral health treatment, according to Psych Central's medical affairs team.
  4. Joint Commission awards Gold Seal to New Jersey addiction treatment center

    Soba New Jersey has received a Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission, joining a small group of recipients awarded the accreditation.
  5. New partnership uses AI to tackle suicide prevention in Ohio

    The national nonprofit health plan CareSource is partnering with Clarigent Health to bring artificial intelligence to behavioral health providers in Ohio as an innovative way to identify patients displaying warning signs of suicide.
  6. 'State-of-the-art' behavioral health unit to open in Maryland

    MedStar Health celebrated the completion of its new behavioral health unit at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center in Clinton with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. 
  7. Premera Blue Cross spending $2.3M to expand behavioral health, housing in Washington and Alaska

    Nonprofit Blue Cross Blue Shield licensee Premera Blue Cross is donating $2.3 million to organizations across Washington and Alaska to bolster access to housing and behavioral health services.
  8. Cerebral under investigation for misleading ads, Adderall prescriptions

    The Justice Department is investigating behavioral health startup Cerebral over its controlled substances prescriptions, The Verge reported May 9.
  9. Kids' mental health startup nabs $6.2M in seed funding

    Child- and family-focused behavioral health startup Handspring closed a $6.2 million seed funding round, ROI-NJ reported May 9.

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