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  1. Acadia sees 'record patient volumes' in Q1 2023

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Acadia Healthcare bucked industrywide staffing trends and improved its recruiting and retention in the first quarter of 2023, according to an April 27 earnings call transcribed by Seeking Alpha.
  2. Baystate, Lifepoint Health opening joint venture $72 million, 150-bed behavioral health hospital

    Springfield, Mass.-based Baystate Health is opening a behavioral health hospital in Holyoke, MassLive reported May 17.
  3. Mental health provider shortage actually a 'contrived payer crisis', exec says

    Provider shortages in healthcare have been widely reported, and the problem appears particularly acute in behavioral health — but private payers could be partially to blame, one expert says.

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  1. Next generation of clinicians has 'inflated sense of competency', exec says

    Widespread provider shortages are posing problems for healthcare organizations nationwide, but poor training and sagging work ethic among some new clinicians may be compounding the issue.
  2. RiverValley Behavioral Health opens addiction recovery center for men

    Owensboro, Ky.-based RiverValley Behavioral Health plans to open an addiction recovery center specifically for men this month, The Ohio County Monitor reported May 16. 
  3. Retreat Behavioral Health taps new COO

    Kevin Andrews has been named the next COO of Palm Springs, Fla.-based Retreat Behavioral Health.
  4. Illinois county to add behavioral health workers in 10 public housing communities

    The Housing Authority of Cook County in Illinois has placed behavioral health workers in 10 public housing communities, Fox 32 reported May 17. 

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  1. California children's hospital unveils new mental health services building

    University of California San Francisco Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland (Calif.) has recently opened a standalone outpatient building offering mental health services. 
  2. HHS to invest $200M into 988 suicide crisis hotline

    The Department of Health and Human Services has pledged over $200 million in funding to support 988 suicide crisis hotlines and crisis support services. 
  3. US depression rates hit record highs

    Twenty-nine percent of Americans have been clinically depressed at some point in their lifetime, and 17.8 percent are currently either suffering from or being treated for depression, according to Gallup. Both figures are new highs.
  4. $228M behavioral health intake center proposed for Michigan jail

    Officials in Michigan's Macomb County are proposing a behavioral health-focused $228 million central intake center for the county jail complex, the Detroit Free Press reported May 12.

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  1. Fentanyl-laced cannabis found in 4 states

    Cannabis is being increasingly found laced with fentanyl.
  2. Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health launches $16M career accelerator program

    Villanova, Pa.-based Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health has started a career acceleration program for its employees to advance their qualifications, Main Line Times & Suburban reported May 15. 
  3. NJ governor signs bill allowing mental health providers to operate in emergency shelters

    New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed a bill that permits mental and behavioral healthcare providers to operate within emergency shelters that serve people experiencing homelessness.
  4. Psychiatric advance directives now available in Georgia

    Georgia residents can now obtain psychiatric advance directives with instructions for care in the event of a behavioral health crisis, Chattanooga Times Free Press reported May 14. 
  5. Children's Health launches mental health training program

    Dallas-based Children's Health has teamed up with Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, also in Dallas, to train more primary care pediatricians in mental health screening and treatment, D Magazine reported May 15. 
  6. NFL quarterback pays mental health expenses for 20 families

    Joe Burrow, quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals NFL team, has covered the cost of mental health treatment for 20 families at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincy Jungle reported May 15. 
  7. Colorado county gifted $3.6M for school mental health services

    Routt County in Colorado has received $3.6 million from the state's Department of Education School Health Professional Grant Program to provide mental health services among its school districts, Steamboat Pilot & Today reported May 14. 
  8. 512 open behavioral health jobs at the nation's top hospitals

    The demand for behavioral health services in the U.S. far outstrips its supply of behavioral health workers and clinicians, and even the nation's best hospitals suffer the effects. 
  9. Ohio State awarded nation's first DEA license to grow psilocybin mushrooms

    The Ohio State University in Columbus is the first U.S. university awarded a license by the Drug Enforcement Agency to grow psilocybin mushrooms, The Columbus Dispatch reported May 10.

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