mental health

Kaiser Permanente doctors say California patients are still being denied prompt treatment: People’s World

Members of the National Union of Healthcare Workers picket the Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center, December 10, 2018, in Fontana, California. Thousands of Kaiser Permanente mental health professionals across California went on a weeklong strike that day to protest what they say is a staff shortage impacting on care. Now, even with a new state …

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Will virtual therapists help overcome the skills gap in mental health?

Will virtual therapists help overcome the skills gap in mental health? getty Research from West Virginia School of Medicine last year showed that virtual therapy sessions conducted via video link during the pandemic were generally as effective as their peers in person. As research in the British Medical Journal reveals, however, such an approach still …

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988 Nationwide Mental Health Crisis Starts Friday in Oklahoma | News

{p class = “gntarbp”} {span} ENID, Okla. – Oklahoma residents in a mental health crisis will have a new resource to turn to starting Friday, July 1, with the launch of the national three-digit 988 phone number. Department spokesman Jeff Dismukes told Enid Rotarians on Monday that the state Department of Mental Health Services and …

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Stakeholders address how digital therapies can address unmet needs in behavioral health care

During an AHIP 2022 session, two stakeholders involved in investing and developing behavioral assistance services discuss the potential of digital therapies as a cost-effective alternative to address unmet mental health needs. The growing mental health crisis in the United States has seen a substantial increase in demand and spending for behavioral assistance services, with about …

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The company that redesigns behavioral health for patients and therapists

Mental well-being AdobeStock_404652271 640 With the sharp decline in mental health across America in recent years, the behavioral health space has been ripe for innovation. One company that has been at the forefront before the pandemic even started is SonderMind, headquartered in Denver. I recently sat down with Mark Frank, founder and CEO of SonderMind, …

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Oswalt: Exciting Progress to Reduce the Shortage of Mental Health Professionals in Virginia | columnists

Debora Oswalt Sometimes, the overwhelming nature of a large, complex problem prevents it from being resolved. This could certainly be true with the mental health crisis that Virginia is currently experiencing. The COVID-19 pandemic and societal stressors have triggered depression, anxiety, panic disorder, and other mental health conditions across the state in an astonishingly large …

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The centre’s business group looks for ways to help Kalispell’s homeless

Merchants in downtown Kalispell have been seeing an increase in homelessness over the past nine months. Although homeless people have yet to manifest themselves in a way that damages business, many argue that solutions should be at the forefront of everyone’s mind. “The first priority should be hosting these people,” said Kyle Fort, co-owner of …

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Mental health groups express concern about the availability of a new suicide prevention hotline

CNN – Leading mental health and suicide prevention groups express concern that the new shorter number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 988 – will not be ready to handle an anticipated influx of calls when it becomes available nationwide next month. Beginning July 16, people seeking mental health services can call 988 to …

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