Articles

August 7th, 2022

Massachusetts bills, hotline focus on maternal mental health

By Eileen Weber

Earlier this year, Massachusetts legislators proposed two maternal mental health bills known as H.4740 and H.4741. The bills were passed by the House and sent to the Senate for...

August 6th, 2022

Report on firearm deaths in Maine show many are suicides

By Andrew Cromarty

More than 85 percent of all firearm deaths in 2020 in the state of Maine were suicides, according to a report submitted by the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention...

August 6th, 2022

New Hampshire DOE provides funding to assist summer camps

By Danielle Ray

Pandemic related issues and long-term effects are known to be far reaching and include mental health particularly in youth. The New Hampshire Department of Education (DOE) is...

August 5th, 2022

Wade overturned: Processing the decision

By Phyllis Hanlon

On June 24, the Supreme Court, in a five to four vote, overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling giving women the right to have an abortion. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito,...

August 5th, 2022

COVID-19: What might this be?

By Alan Bodnar Ph.D.

All you need for a good projective test is an ambiguous stimulus and a simple question, “What might this be?” If this sounds like the Rorschach, then you’re either an...

July 17th, 2022

Bill to make Youth Risk Behavior Survey opt-in stalls this year

By Danielle Ray

Although New Hampshire House Bill 1639 to make the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) in schools opt-in instead of opt-out is now off the table this year, individuals on both...

July 16th, 2022

Likely Pedal Confusion Leads to Tragic Death in Byfield, MA

By John Grohol, Psy.D.

In late May, Marblehead resident Janet Bach, 70, was backing up to pick up some flowers at a greenhouse and garden center in Byfield, MA. But instead of gently backing up the...

July 16th, 2022

Legislation hopes to address shortage of school mental health providers

By Danielle Ray

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) is leading the introduction of the Mental Health Excellence in Schools Act, bipartisan legislation that if passed will address the shortage of mental...

June 30th, 2022

Research examines effects on firearm injury survivors, families

By Susan Gonsalves

Survivors of firearm injuries had a 51 percent increase in psychiatric disorders, an 85 percent increase in substance use disorders, and showed a 40 percent jump in pain...

June 30th, 2022

Do you have a duty to warn? It may depend on where you live.

By Eileen Weber

What is the duty to warn and what does that mean for healthcare providers?

There are specific...