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Employer Behavioral Health Programs Need Opioid, Suicide Focus

April 9, 2019

April 2, 2019 By Jessica Kent Health Payer Intelligence Seventy percent of employers are either currently addressing or plan to address behavioral health over the next few years, according to a recent survey from Willis Towers Watson, but many of these initiatives fail to focus strongly on opioid abuse and suicide prevention. Programs that do not more »

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Four Lessons From Four Years Of Therapy

Apr. 01, 2019 By Laurie Katz I’ve now been in therapy for four years. I talk about four years a lot. It’s an important number in my life. After I was raped in 2011, I suffered in silence for just under four years. It happened at college in Chicago by a fellow student on more »

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NAMI Joins 16 Patient Groups To Protect Access To Health Care

4/2/19 NAMI Arlington, VA — NAMI and 16 national organizations representing millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions filed an amicus curiae (“friend-of-the-court”) brief on April 1 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in the case Texas v. United States. This is the appeal of a District Court’s ruling to invalidate the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA). If the more »

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How Harris County Deputies Are Using iPads To Improve Mental Health Care

March 14, 2019

iPads allow Harris County Sheriff’s deputies to connect with mental health professionals at the Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD. Harris County Sheriff’s Office A Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy chats with a counselor at the Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD Twenty patrol deputies with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office got new partners more »

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Hurricane Harvey took greatest toll on mental health, registry finds

Hurricane Harvey’s greatest lingering toll was on Houstonians’ mental health, according to initial findings from a first-of-its-kind registry that surveyed people about the 2017 event’s impact on their lives. Nearly two-thirds of respondents to the registry, modeled on the one created in the aftermath of the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks, reported intrusive or unintended more »

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