Articles, Leading Stories

November 4th, 2022

Survey shows pandemic added to youth mental health struggle

By Danielle Ray

The pandemic wreaked havoc with so many lives and mental health is just one issue at the forefront with which people of all ages continue to struggle.

According to the...

November 4th, 2022

New Hampshire deal would mean more mental health beds

By Eileen Weber

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced a deal with SolutionHealth to use $15 million of federal funds to break ground on a new mental health...

November 3rd, 2022

Panel recommends anxiety screenings for adults

By Andrew Cromarty

On September 20, the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force issued a draft recommendation statement for anxiety screenings. The panel of volunteer medical experts has...

November 2nd, 2022

Bridging the divide: Common ground and common sense

By Alan Bodnar Ph.D.

Our friend Jim died this summer. He was my friend, but I use the word “our” because we were six, friends since high school, who have managed to stay in touch through all...

October 8th, 2022

DOJ investigation finds over-institutionalization of ME children

By Eileen Weber

Following an investigation of the children’s behavioral health system, Maine’s Department of Justice...

October 8th, 2022

Mass Shooting and mental illness: Is there really a link?

By Eileen Weber

Mass shootings happen in this country with alarming regularity. When they happen, there is often an instantaneous blame for the event on mental illness—not easy access to...

October 7th, 2022

Working group still grappling with potential forensic mental health facility

By Andrew Cromarty

In 2011, Hurricane Irene forced the Vermont State Hospital to close its doors for good, leading to a...

October 7th, 2022

Brattleboro Retreat program geared toward helping mental health professionals

By Danielle Ray

Mental health crises are at an all-time high as a result of the pandemic and because of that, a new...

October 6th, 2022

Telehealth study shows greater likelihood of follow up visits

By Eileen Weber

A recent study published in the JAMA Network Open in late June found that greater use of telehealth visits in a non-metropolitan area showed a modest increase in outpatient...

October 6th, 2022

Suicide prevention hotline launched across nation

By Andrew Cromarty

On July 16, the 988, the new three-digit national suicide prevention hotline launched in New England and across the nation. With mental health crises becoming increasingly...