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February 18th, 2024

Unplugged

By Alan Bodnar Ph.D.

I am writing today by the dim light filtering into the room from a troubled sky. The rain has been constant since yesterday and the trees, stripped of their leaves, sway with...

February 3rd, 2024

Marketing to the public versus peers

By Ellen Anderson, Ph.D

When I began my career, in the early 1990s, word of mouth, recommendations from health providers and insurance provider directories were the primary methods I used to find a...

February 3rd, 2024

Rhode Island joins PSYPACT to increase providers, decrease wait times

By Eileen Weber

Since the pandemic, mental health issues for both children and adults have increased, creating a widespread push for online access to healthcare.

As a result, Rhode...

February 3rd, 2024

CT makes recommendations to improve children’s behavioral health

By Eileen Weber

What came first, the increase in children’s mental health issues or the shortage in staff to help them?

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), anxiety,...

February 3rd, 2024

Harvard recruits influencers to share mental health information

By Beth Negus Viveiros

Harvard University is partnering with a team of TikTok and Instagram creators and influencers to engage the public in two-way conversations about mental health.

“It...

January 25th, 2024

Gender-affirming LGBTQ+ high school to open in Berkshires Farming, the arts are specialty areas

By Danielle Ray

Opening a therapeutic gender-affirming LGBTQ+ high school in the foothills of the Berkshires in Western Mass. comes from a very personal place for founders Allison Druin,...

January 5th, 2024

Youth trauma, staffing shortages impacting residential schools

By Phyllis Hanlon

Increased drug use also a factor

The American Psychological Association’s latest “Stress in America” survey indicated that respondents are suffering...

January 5th, 2024

The overscheduled practitioner

By Ellen Anderson, Ph.D

“People don’t change.” This was relayed to me within my first week on the job by a psychologist, 30 years older than myself. As a researcher, he had some basis for this...

January 5th, 2024

New center uses technology to identify, mitigate suicide risk

By Susan Gonsalves

Aim is to integrate best practices into clinical settings

A new UMass Chan Medical School center plans to use technology to assist with identifying and...

January 4th, 2024

The League School’s neurodiversity project relies on community, business partnerships

By Eileen Weber

Career Learning Center in the works

Neurodiverse students display behaviors associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or other neurologically atypical...

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