Articles, Leading Stories

February 1st, 2017

Repairing, rebuilding and restoring at heart of psychology of relationships

By Phyllis Hanlon

According to the American Psychological Association, healthy marriages can be beneficial for physical and mental health and for offspring’s well-being. Unfortunately, the APA...

February 1st, 2017

Massachusetts high court upholds privatization plan

By Janine Weisman

A recent Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision clears the way for replacing the last state-run mental health crisis teams with staff employed by two private vendor...

February 1st, 2017

R.I.’s legislative focus includes telehealth services

By Pamela Berard

The Rhode Island Psychological Association 2017 legislative agenda will include a focus on telehealth services as well as the goal of improving the ability of the Board of...

February 1st, 2017

Maine Gov. LePage intends to move stepdown unit to Bangor

By Janine Weisman

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) has moved on after abandoning plans to build a proposed 21-bed stepdown unit next to the Riverview Psychiatric Recovery Center in Augusta.

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February 1st, 2017

Possible rate cuts of concern in Maine

By Janine Weisman

The Maine Psychological Association’s (MePA) top legislative priority for 2017 can be found on page two of a consultant’s report studying reimbursement rates for mental...

February 1st, 2017

William James College announces availability of scholarships

By Pamela Berard

William James College in Massachusetts announced its Multicultural and Veterans Mental Health Scholarships, aimed at increasing the number of individuals trained and committed...

February 1st, 2017

Four New England states among nation’s healthiest

By Janine Weisman

Massachusetts ranked second after Hawaii as the healthiest overall state in the nation in the latest America’s Health Rankings Annual Report released in December...

February 1st, 2017

ICD-11 release delayed until 2018

By Catherine Robertson Souter

In 2015, the United States belatedly joined the rest of the world in implementing the most updated version of the World Health Organization’s coding system for medical...

February 1st, 2017

Addiction Campus opens in Massachusetts

By Rivkela Brodsky

Addiction Campuses, a company based in Brentwood, Tenn., offering comprehensive drug and alcohol treatment programs at facilities around the country has opened its fourth...

February 1st, 2017

Surgeon General report: a call to action on addiction

By Rivkela Brodsky

In November 2016, the U.S. Surgeon General for the first time issued a report on alcohol, drugs, and health – calling addiction, “one of America’s most pressing public...

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