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  1. Trilogy Behavioral Health Chicago looks to expand

    Trilogy Behavioral Health Chicago is looking to expand its services in the South Side of the city, ABC affiliate WLS reported Oct. 25.
  2. SAMHSA selects JPA Health for national recovery campaign

    JPA Health has been awarded a multiyear, multimillion-dollar contract from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to lead a national effort to address recovery from mental health and substance use disorders.
  3. Untreated mental illnesses cost Indiana $4.2B in 1 year

    The cost of untreated mental illness in Indiana cost the state $4.2 billion in 2019, which represents about 1.2% of the state's gross domestic product, according to an Oct. 24 report from Medscape. 

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  1. 3 ways to improve behavioral, physical health integration

    Hospitals can improve behavioral and physical health coordinated care by supporting physicians, co-locating services and educating the community about integrated care, according to an Oct. 24 report from the American Hospital Association. 
  2. Employers are worried about mental health provider networks

    Employers are more likely to report inadequate networks for mental health than they are for physical health, according to KFF's 2023 employer health benefits survey published Oct. 18.
  3. CDC: More than half of healthcare workers display symptoms of anxiety

    More than half of healthcare workers report experiencing anxiety symptoms, according to recent data released by the CDC.
  4. Behavioral health market projected to reach $115B by 2030

    The U.S. behavioral health market is expected to reach $115 billion by 2030 with a compound annual growth rate of 4.7% during the forecast period, according to a recent report from Fortune Business Insights.

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  1. Providence's behavioral CMO on bridging the 'huge gap' in mental healthcare

    Becker's recently connected with the CEO of Providence's Well Being Trust, Arpan Waghray, MD, who also serves as chief medical officer of behavioral medicine at the Renton, Wash.-based health system.
  2. Talkspace names chief medical officer

    Nikole Benders-Hadi, MD, has been appointed chief medical officer of online behavioral healthcare company Talkspace. 
  3. Apple eyes behavioral health space

    Apple's $3,500 VisionPro Headset, designed as an immersive entertainment and productivity tool, could be used to diagnose mental health issues. 
  4. 41 states sue Meta, alleging Facebook, Instagram harm children's mental health

    More than two dozen state attorneys general are suing Meta, alleging the tech giant designed its apps to be addictive to young users. 

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  1. First-of-its kind 'med-psych' unit opens at Atlanta hospital

    Atlanta-based Grady Memorial Hospital opened a "med-psych" unit that is the first of its kind in Georgia, NBC affiliate WXIA reported Oct. 23. 
  2. Virtual mental health platform partners with UnitedHealthcare

    Virtual mental health provider Telemynd has partnered with UnitedHealthcare to connect its members with Telemynd's digital health platform.
  3. Appalachian Regional Healthcare names director of behavioral health pharmacy

    Colby Newsome, PharmD, has been named director of behavioral health pharmacy for Appalachian Regional Healthcare.
  4. 192-bed addiction treatment center opens in Ohio

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Landmark Recovery has opened a new addiction treatment center in Westerville, Ohio.
  5. California looks to improve behavioral health access, housing in Medi-Cal

    California is seeking to invest more Medicaid dollars in the behavioral health workforce and provide housing assistance to Medi-Cal beneficiaries. 
  6. North Carolina restructures state mental healthcare system

    North Carolina has restructured its mental healthcare system to give more authority to the Department of Health and Human Services secretary, Charlotte Public Radio reported Oct. 22.
  7. California governor signs bill redefining conservatorship

    California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill updating the state's conservatorship laws for the first time in over 50 years.
  8. Judge fines California $50M for inadequate mental healthcare for inmates

    A judge has fined the state of California $50 million for failing to address the shortage of mental health providers across state prisons, The Sacramento Bee reported Oct. 23.
  9. Discovery Institute, Poplar Wellness partner on behavioral health

    Behavioral health and addiction treatment provider Discovery Institute has partnered with Poplar Wellness Group to implement its technology and primary care services to increase access to behavioral health care.

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