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February 3rd, 2024

Rhode Island joins PSYPACT to increase providers, decrease wait times

By Eileen Weber

Since the pandemic, mental health issues for both children and adults have increased, creating a widespread push for online access to healthcare.

As a result, Rhode...

February 3rd, 2024

CT makes recommendations to improve children’s behavioral health

By Eileen Weber

What came first, the increase in children’s mental health issues or the shortage in staff to help them?

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), anxiety,...

February 3rd, 2024

Harvard recruits influencers to share mental health information

By Beth Negus Viveiros

Harvard University is partnering with a team of TikTok and Instagram creators and influencers to engage the public in two-way conversations about mental health.

“It...

January 5th, 2024

Youth trauma, staffing shortages impacting residential schools

By Phyllis Hanlon

Increased drug use also a factor

The American Psychological Association’s latest “Stress in America” survey indicated that respondents are suffering...

January 4th, 2024

The League School’s neurodiversity project relies on community, business partnerships

By Eileen Weber

Career Learning Center in the works

Neurodiverse students display behaviors associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or other neurologically atypical...

January 2nd, 2024

Proposed legislation would ban aversive therapy in Massachusetts

By New England Psychologist Staff

Judge Rotenberg Center uses, defends practice

Opponents of the use of electric shock therapy to treat severe behavioral...

January 2nd, 2024

Judge Rotenberg Center is last in U.S. to use electric shock therapy

By Beth Negus Viveiros

Graduated electronic decelerator gets mixed reviews

Some families of residents at the Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC) in Canton, MA cite the graduated electronic...

December 4th, 2023

New behavioral health hospital opens in Mass.

By Eileen Weber

Valley Springs Behavioral Health Hospital opened its doors late this summer to treat children, adolescent, and adult patients with addiction and other mental and behavioral...

November 10th, 2023

Treating Long COVID mental health symptoms requires coordination

By Beth Negus Viveiros

Communication between mental health professionals and primary care providers (PCPs) is key to proper diagnosis and treatment of Long COVID mental health issues.

Because...

October 1st, 2023

Postpartum psychosis: A complex mix of serious symptoms

By Phyllis Hanlon

Several risk factors cited

Amanda Brown struggled with infertility and suffered two miscarriages before she experienced a...

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