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April 2nd, 2023

CT bill aims to improve access to children’s services

By Andrew Cromarty

Children’s mental health will remain a top priority for Connecticut lawmakers this session. The state’s Children’s Committee and Committee on Education continue to...

April 2nd, 2023

Study: Checking social media shows possible connection with brain chemistry changes

By Andrew Cromarty

A recent study has identified a possible connection between social media use and changes in brain chemistry in adolescents. Results of the study suggest that frequently...

March 3rd, 2023

NH hospitals seek court redress for boarding of psych involuntary emergency admits

By Christina P. O'Neill

On January 10, 15 not-for-profit acute-care New Hampshire hospitals filed a motion for summary judgment in Merrimack County Superior Court against the state’s Department of...

February 5th, 2023

Mass. DOC, DOJ reach agreement on mental health reform

By Christina P. O'Neill

Massachusetts prisoners with behavioral health problems will receive heightened levels of care while in custody of the state Department of Corrections (DOC), under an agreement...

February 5th, 2023

Maine seeks waiver for mental disease exclusion

By Andrew Cromarty

Sen. Joe Baldacci, (D-Bangor) is proposing a bill that would force the Maine Department of Health and Human Services to apply for a federal waiver to provide funds for mental...

January 11th, 2023

Koko Used GPT-3 AI Without Informed Consent from Users

By John Grohol, Psy.D.

When you’re on the cutting edge of trying to help people with mental health issues, sometimes it’s easy to let the technology and good intentions get ahead of...

January 10th, 2023

Residential schools: Still riding the pandemic wave

By Phyllis Hanlon

The arrival of the pandemic early in 2020 prompted residential schools to overcome significant challenges and implement some creative, strategic changes. As society creeps back...

January 9th, 2023

Vermont group home for adolescent boys in limbo

By Eileen Weber

If there were plans in your town to build a group home for teen boys in the juvenile justice system, would you be concerned? What if that group home appeared to be a...

January 8th, 2023

Chamberlain School’s aviation program offers unique opportunities for students

By Andrew Cromarty

The Chamberlain International School in Middleboro, Mass., is a co-educational therapeutic boarding and day school for students aged 11-21. It serves students dealing with a...

January 7th, 2023

Gravestone restoration project honors memory of Home for Destitute Children residents

By Danielle Ray

Howard Center recently partnered with the Vermont Old Cemetery Association (VOCA) to complete a meaningful project at Lakeview Cemetery that included restoring and resetting...

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