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January 7th, 2023

Vaping on the rise in teens

By Eileen Weber

Was it really a coping mechanism during the pandemic?

How do you get kids addicted to what you’re selling? Make it taste like fruit or candy. That’s...

January 6th, 2023

Study: Established outpatient care preceding acute psychiatric services improves incidents of follow up

By Christina P. O'Neill

Follow up outpatient care after hospitalization and emergency room use for mental health issues was determined to be ‘suboptimal,’ among youth and young adults with...

December 27th, 2022

Crotched Mountain School remains open under new ownership

By Danielle Ray

After sharing in October 2022 that they would be closing the following month because of hiring challenges, Legacy by Gersh’s Crotched Mountain School...

December 19th, 2022

ME health organizations providing supports for lonely residents

By Andrew Cromarty

Maine is in the midst of a loneliness health crisis and the state’s health organizations are focusing their efforts to provide supports and services for residents struggling...

December 18th, 2022

RI hospital eligible for $30-$40M Medicaid funding due to standalone psych facility

By Christina P. O'Neill

The state-run Eleanor Slater Hospital (ESH) in Cranston, RI has created a standalone psychiatric hospital, discharging and then re-admitting 52 patients with often-longstanding...

December 17th, 2022

Some say new text revisions to DSM not so minor

By Eileen Weber

Earlier this year, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition, (DSM-5) had a revision to the text.

A text revision typically occurs when...

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...

November 2nd, 2022

Practical Practice: ‘Courageous’ conversations with clients about a medication evaluation may be necessary

By Ellen Anderson, Ph.D

Psychotherapy for depression is the treatment of choice over medication for people willing to seek mental health help. The American Psychological Association’s Clinical...

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 (DOJ) has determined that the state does not sufficiently provide...

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