Articles, Leading Stories

October 1st, 2017

Behavioral disorders: accurate diagnosis proves challenging

By Phyllis Hanlon

Children placed in residential care present with a variety of behavioral disorders, sometimes with more than one. Determining a specific diagnosis can be daunting for the...

October 1st, 2017

Debate heats up over Trump’s mental health

By Janine Weisman

If he had to do it all over again, John Gartner, Ph.D., would have asked mental health professionals to state their degree when he launched an online petition drive last...

October 1st, 2017

Program integrates physical, mental health

By Pamela Berard

Patients with serious mental illness who participated in a Behavioral Health Home (BHH) program saw reductions in emergency department (ED) visits and psychiatric...

October 1st, 2017

Report seeks to increase information sharing

By Janine Weisman

i-FamilyNet, the case management system that Massachusetts Department of Children and Families partner providers use, has information in narrative form. But the state...

October 1st, 2017

Adolescent suicide rates on the rise

By Catherine Robertson Souter

Suicide rates among adolescents have shown a steady increase over the past decade, according to a report put out by the Centers for Disease Control. The rates among girls ages...

October 1st, 2017

Study: Smartphone use linked to mental health distress

By Susan Gonsalves

College students with high smartphone use report higher levels of depression, anxiety and loneliness, poorer sleep quality and difficulties fulfilling their obligations as a...

October 1st, 2017

Educational Treatment Center uses animals to reach teens

By Eileen Weber

Six years ago, Wes and Sue Horton, LMFT were looking for a change. They found it at Ironwood, a residential treatment center and private, co-educational school for teens in...

October 1st, 2017

Brattleboro Retreat approves strategic plan

By Pamela Berard

Responding to challenges facing mental health and addiction treatment providers nationwide, Brattleboro Retreat of Vermont has approved a three-year strategic...

October 1st, 2017

Crotched Mountain after-school program designed to engage students

By Phyllis Hanlon

This past July, Crotched Mountain School launch-ed a carefully thought out after-school program for its students, designed to engage them physically, emotionally, socially and...

October 1st, 2017

School emphasizes closeness, mentoring

By Catherine Robertson Souter

A fresh start can do wonders. For children with a history of behavioral or mental health issues, accumulated diagnoses can seem like a heavy weight to carry. The opportunity to...

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