Articles, Leading Stories

November 4th, 2022

New Hampshire deal would mean more mental health beds

By Eileen Weber

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced a deal with SolutionHealth to use $15 million of federal funds to break ground on a new mental health...

November 3rd, 2022

Panel recommends anxiety screenings for adults

By Andrew Cromarty

On September 20, the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force issued a draft recommendation statement for anxiety screenings. The panel of volunteer medical experts has...

October 8th, 2022

DOJ investigation finds over-institutionalization of ME children

By Eileen Weber

Following an investigation of the children’s behavioral health system, Maine’s Department of Justice...

October 8th, 2022

Mass Shooting and mental illness: Is there really a link?

By Eileen Weber

Mass shootings happen in this country with alarming regularity. When they happen, there is often an instantaneous blame for the event on mental illness—not easy access to...

September 6th, 2022

ARPA funds giving seniors a boost in Connecticut

By Eileen Weber

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was put into law in March 2021 with $350 billion allocated to aid public health, economic, and community programs. Of that $350 billion,...

July 16th, 2022

Legislation hopes to address shortage of school mental health providers

By Danielle Ray

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) is leading the introduction of the Mental Health Excellence in Schools Act,...

June 30th, 2022

Research examines effects on firearm injury survivors, families

By Susan Gonsalves

Survivors of firearm injuries had a 51 percent increase in psychiatric disorders, an 85 percent increase...

June 3rd, 2022

Psychologist wins landmark ruling in equal pay case

By Catherine Robertson Souter

Clare Mundell, Ph.D, did not realize that she would be instigating a landmark court ruling on a...

June 3rd, 2022

How can psychologists find their niche?

By Catherine Robertson Souter

The American Psychological Association has 53 divisions representing various subfields of psychology yet...

June 3rd, 2022

Connecticut legislates bills to address children’s mental health

By Eileen Weber

Two years into a pandemic and mental health issues have been on the rise, particularly with children and...