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  1. The kids are not all right: 10 states with the highest youth depression rates

    In the U.S., 15.1 percent of children aged 12-17 reported experiencing at least one episode of major depression in 2022, a 1.2 percent increase from last year, according to a report by Mental Health America.
  2. The rise in ketamine therapy: 7 updates

    Here are 7 updates about ketamine therapy that Becker's has reported since May 10:
  3. TrueCare brings mobile wellness units to 2 California counties

    TrueCare rolled out its mobile wellness services to communities in San Diego and South Riverside counties in California.

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  1. Connections Health plans crisis care center in Virginia

    Phoenix-based behavioral health crisis care provider Connections Health Solutions will develop a crisis care center in Woodbridge, Va. 
  2. Average psychiatrist salary in states with highest mental illness rates

    The average starting salary for psychiatrists grew 7 percent from 2021 to 2022, an increase attributed to the persistent shortage of psychiatrists in the U.S.
  3. Physician assistants, nurse practitioners providing mental health support 'here to stay'

    The U.S. is meeting only 27.2 percent of its mental healthcare needs; meanwhile, physician assistants and nurse practitioners have stepped up to close the gap, MDLinx reported Nov. 2. 
  4. 5 ways the 2023 physician fee schedule is a win for mental healthcare

    Five updates to CMS' 2023 physician fee schedule are poised to make mental healthcare in the U.S. more accessible to Medicare patients in underserved areas.

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  1. West Virginia University opens crisis support center

    Martinsburg-based West Virginia University Berkeley Medical Center and University Healthcare Physicians opened a new crisis stabilization center, the Journal reported Nov. 9.
  2. In case you missed it: more than $121M worth of mental health investments

    Here are eight investments in behavioral health programs, services or facilities, totaling more than $121.8 million, that Becker's has reported since Oct. 27: 
  3. 2 new CEOs and 7 other recent behavioral health C-suite appointments

    Here are nine behavioral health executive appointments reported by Becker's since Oct. 18.
  4. Consulting company to use $30M+ to support suicide prevention, mental health services

    Consulting company ICF will use contracts and subcontracts valued at more than $30 million to fund mental health services under HHS' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

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  1. Public service media giant to launch $15M mental health initiative

    The Ad Council, a nonprofit public service campaign company, plans to use a $15 million founding gift to kickstart a multisector mental health initiative.
  2. Do more psychiatrists equate to better mental health?

    From 2019 to 2020, more than 50 million people experienced a mental illness and only 45 percent received treatment.
  3. Acadia expands in Georgia with 4 acquisitions

    National behavioral health service company Acadia Healthcare acquired four comprehensive treatment centers in the Atlanta suburbs.
  4. Talkspace in the headlines: A new CEO, an $18M net loss and more

    Virtual mental health company Talkspace named its next CEO and detailed its third-quarter financial metrics, which included a net loss of $18 million. 
  5. Telehealth to drive virtual psychiatry market up 300% in 5 years: report

    The global telepsychiatry market value is projected to hit $18.11 billion by 2026, a 300 percent increase from its 2021 value of $6.02 billion, according to a report by The Business Research Co. made available through the Research and Markets site.
  6. 2 women hired for mental health company C-suite roles

    Phoenix-based Connections Health Solutions tapped Laura Buckley as its next COO and Meadows Behavioral Healthcare, also based in Phoenix, named Sabrina Isherwood its new chief growth officer. 
  7. 10 states with the most psychiatrists per capita

    Only 6 percent of adults who experienced a major depressive episode in the last year are receiving treatment, highlighting the nation's need to prioritize mental healthcare. 
  8. 10 states with the fewest psychiatrists per capita

    The U.S. may face a shortage of 54,100 to 139,000 physicians by 2033, and access to care in every specialty, including mental health services, is a national issue. 
  9. ARC Health partners with Georgia therapy group

    ARC Health acquired Focus Forward Counseling and Consulting, a two-location therapy practice based in Atlanta.

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