By Julie Frey – The demand for mental health services is outstripping the ability of providers to keep up. A recent report by the American Psychological Association found that 38% of psychologists have seen an increase in the number of people on their waiting list, increasing their workloads by 26%.Read More
By Katie Brenneman – The convergence of mental health and health IT has become a critical factor in the healthcare industry. Despite a better understanding of mental illness by the public, there is still a significant amount of stigma surrounding this condition.
By Dr. Joel Diamond – Mental health, often paired with behavioral health, is in the midst of a major crisis affecting children and adolescents worldwide. According to a CDC trends report, more than 4 in 10 (42%) students felt persistently sad or hopeless and nearly one-third (29%) experienced poor mental health.
By Dr. Bruce Bassi – In an increasingly digital world, individuals continue to turn to digital tools to address a wide range of challenges and concerns. Whether it’s managing daily tasks, seeking information, or connecting with others, the integration of technology into our lives has become pervasive.
By Ram Krishnan – With demand exploding for behavioral health treatment, and trends in technology and care modalities changing the industry, mental health providers are continually looking for ways to improve and streamline their practices. Prioritizing the following tips can help ensure a successful second half of 2023.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the Health Resources and Services Administration, is announcing awards of nearly $9 million to strengthen and expand the mental health and substance use workforce in underserved and rural communities.
By Lauren Sausser – Burnout in the health care industry is a widespread problem that long predates the covid-19 pandemic, though the chaos introduced by the coronavirus’s spread made things worse, physicians and psychologists said.
By Devin Partida – Mental health care has long been thought of by many as a private subject. However, telehealth has enabled people to be open about mental health awareness. It uniquely normalizes care and reduces related stigma.
By Ram Krishnan – Coordinating new patient inquiries is a top priority for both solo practitioners and managers of multi-provider behavioral health clinics. Prospective patient management may seem routine but it can be cost-prohibitive, if not handled correctly.