Articles, Leading Stories

July 1st, 2017

Psychologist’s work centers on children, parenting

By Catherine Robertson Souter

Parenting is tough. But, is it tougher than it used to be? Is there better information out there for parents… or just more information that can become...

June 1st, 2017

Psychologist shortage: factors affect access to care

By Phyllis Hanlon

The Kaiser Family Foundation issued a report in January citing a significant shortage of mental health care practitioners nationwide. In New England, the “percent of need...

June 1st, 2017

Push for prescribing privileges fizzles in Vermont

By Janine Weisman

With the stroke of Gov. C. L. “Butch” Otter’s (R) pen on April 4, Idaho became the fifth U.S. state to permit clinical psychologists with advanced specialized training to...

June 1st, 2017

Vacant building in Westborough to become behavioral hospital

By Phyllis Hanlon

Later this year, Westborough will become the site of a new behavioral health care hospital. In April, selectmen in the town gave approval for the construction of a facility...

June 1st, 2017

Lawsuits address segregation of mentally ill prisoners

By Catherine Robertson Souter

Concern over the use of solitary confinement for inmates who suffer from mental illness has propelled a spate of lawsuits over the past few years in the state of...

June 1st, 2017

Bill seeks to address gap in services for veterans

By Pamela Berard

Legislation introduced in Maine aims to help the state bridge a gap for mental health services for military veterans.

“An Act Regarding Mental Health Care for Maine...

June 1st, 2017

Vermont moves to cover PTSD for first responders

By Janine Weisman

Legislation to provide workers compensation benefits for first responders who suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder in the line of duty has passed both the Vermont House of...

June 1st, 2017

Office building to become new psychiatric hospital

By Phyllis Hanlon

In April, UMass Memorial Health Care partnered with US HealthVest to build a new 120-bed psychiatric hospital in the Burncoat section of Worcester. US HealthVest currently...

June 1st, 2017

Program connects veterans with resources

By Pamela Berard

A Military Liaison Initiative, said to be the first of its kind in the nation, helps connect New Hampshire veterans and military service members to the most appropriate mental...

June 1st, 2017

Agencies investigate Whiting Forensic Division

By Rivkela Brodsky

There are several ongoing investigations into allegations of patient abuse at the Whiting Forensic Division of Connecticut Valley Hospital, a public hospital in Middletown,...

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