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October 1st, 2023

Research highlights health care inequity in Massachusetts

By Beth Negus Viveiros

Communities of color most impacted

Health care equity is a moral imperative and a new study reveals that it is a financial one as well.

The...

October 1st, 2023

Kids’ mental health getting a boost in Connecticut

By Eileen Weber

Bill focuses on access, play issues

Connecticut’s recently passed Senate Bill 2 focuses on providing more access to mental...

October 1st, 2023

988 Lifeline focuses on increasing awareness in second year

By Beth Negus Viveiros

Despite low public awareness, the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline answered nearly five million texts, chats, and calls in its first year.

Launched in July 2022, the...

October 1st, 2023

Task Force recommends anxiety screening for adults under 65

By Susan Gonsalves

Older population requires further review

In June, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued its final recommendation to support screening for...

October 1st, 2023

Are psychologists more vulnerable to violence?

By Ami Albernaz

As legislation aimed at curbing the rights of transgender people has gained momentum, Sidney Trantham, Ph.D., a Brookline, Mass. psychologist who works with transgender and...

September 30th, 2023

Future of telehealth coverage uncertain

By Beth Negus Viveiros

Rules differ state to state

Telehealth became the new normal for both mental health patients and providers during the pandemic. But as public health emergency...

September 30th, 2023

Providers using more apps in treatment but with caution

By Eileen Weber

Privacy issues are common concern

Since the pandemic, the saying, `there’s an app for that,” is applying to more...

September 18th, 2023

Vermont establishes mental health urgent care centers as alternatives to emergency departments

By Danielle Ray

Vermont is addressing the ever-growing mental health crisis with a forward-thinking idea –mental health urgent care centers across the state, including an inaugural one...

September 4th, 2023

The doctor is in: Calling yourself a Dr.

By Ellen Anderson, Ph.D

What does it mean when a patient addresses you by your first name? Even when offering psychiatric help for the low price of five cents, Lucy (from the Peanuts comic strip)...

August 6th, 2023

NE states consider legalizing Psilocybin

By Beth Negus Viveiros

Bills that could decriminalize psilocybin for therapeutic purposes are under consideration in several New England states.

Psilocybin is the primary psychoactive compound...

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