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July 14th, 2023

Vermont aims for passage of prescriptive authority bill in 2024

By Andrew Cromarty

Could this help the prescriber shortage?

In 2017, Connecticut sought to join New Mexico, Louisiana, Illinois, Iowa, Idaho, and Colorado as the seventh state to...

July 5th, 2023

Study: Vets show decrease in suicidal thoughts, behaviors during pandemic

By Susan Gonsalves

Subset group has these experiences for first time

Some evidence suggests the COVID-19 pandemic led to increases in loneliness, isolation, substance use, and...

July 5th, 2023

Report: 95 percent of prison population has mental health, substance use disorders

By Susan Gonsalves

CT Sentencing Commission aims for data to assist policymakers

A 2023 report from the Connecticut Sentencing Commission found that 95.5 percent of the...

July 3rd, 2023

Treatment varies for people with hoarding disorder

By Phyllis Hanlon

More practitioners needed in field

The problem of hoarding went relatively unnoticed as a behavioral issue until the first systematic study of the condition was...

July 3rd, 2023

Flood of anti-transgender legislation takes mental health toll on population

By Eileen Weber

Study: One in three report poor mental health often or always

Republicans have launched a series of legislative efforts limiting transgender youth to access...

July 3rd, 2023

Study: Homelessness higher in specific demographics

By Eileen Weber

Blacks, Indigenous are most affected

More than 3.5 million Americans experience the public health crisis of homelessness. And demographics play a role in the...

July 2nd, 2023

Institutional structures can help drive inequities, study says

By Andrew Cromarty

Person-centering may help counter trend

Organizational structures in mental health care may shape staff perceptions and behaviors in biased ways—usually...

July 2nd, 2023

Bill would provide peer mental health support

By Danielle Ray

Representative Becca Balint’s (D-Vermont at-large District) very first bill introduced in Washington D.C. addresses mental health support for kids. She said it will not be...

July 2nd, 2023

An AI chatbot for eating disorders gives harmful responses

By New England Psychologist Staff

An artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot called Tessa, programmed to deliver an interactive program called Body Positive developed by Ellen Fitzsimmons-Craft Ph.D. and other...

July 1st, 2023

Two states, same problem: Staffing shortages plague industry

By Eileen Weber

Mass. and RI weigh in on nationwide dilemma

The mental health field has been hit hard with the nationwide staffing shortage that has impacted physicians,...

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