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July 1st, 2015

Joan Mikula named DMH commissioner in Massachusetts

By Pamela Berard

Joan Mikula was named Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH), after serving as interim commissioner since March.

Mikula has served the...

July 1st, 2015

Walden clinic relocates

By Howard Newman

Seven years ago, Walden Behavioral Care LLC opened its first satellite facility in Northampton, Mass.. Walden Behavioral Care provides inpatient, residential, partial...

July 1st, 2015

The Jenner effect

By Janine Weisman

Psychologists reflect on celebrity’s transition

Editor’s note: Because two interviews took place before the debut of Caitlyn Jenner regarding ABC’s 20/20...

July 1st, 2015

New Dartmouth facility nears completion

By Pamela Berard

A 120-bed inpatient behavioral health hospital being built in Dartmouth, Mass., is slated to be completed in August and the 77,000-square-foot facility will feature five units...

July 1st, 2015

Psychologist helps schools navigate gender and sexuality diversity

By Catherine Robertson Souter

Children learn a lot in school. Reading, writing, math…and how to fit into a social pecking order that may or may not value their individuality. When gender stereotypes and...

June 1st, 2015

Is aviation mental health flying under the radar?

By Phyllis Hanlon

When American Airlines hired pilot Steve Churchill in 1985, the company gave him a self-questionnaire intended to screen out individuals with serious psychological problems....

June 1st, 2015

Maine resists Medicaid expansion

By Janine Weisman

There were 2,231 uninsured Mainers between 18 and 64 with a serious mental health disorder who could have accessed treatment services last year if the Pine Tree state had...

June 1st, 2015

New commissioner outlines priorities

By Pamela Berard

This spring, clinical psychologist Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon, Ph.D., was named commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Mental Health & Addiction...

June 1st, 2015

R.I. bill provides for mental health services in prisons

By Howard Newman

There is a humanitarian side, as well as a practical aspect, to a new bill currently making its way through the Rhode Island legislature.

Introduced by Senate Committee...

June 1st, 2015

RIPA president: plan for single licensing board ‘risky’

By Pamela Berard

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo’s proposed FY 2016 budget would consolidate 25 non-prescribing health professional boards into a single regulation and licensing board –...

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