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August 6th, 2023

NE states consider legalizing Psilocybin

By Beth Negus Viveiros

Bills that could decriminalize psilocybin for therapeutic purposes are under consideration in several New England states.

Psilocybin is the primary psychoactive compound...

August 5th, 2023

MPA highlights legislative priorities

By New England Psychologist Staff

Legislation for participation in PSYPACT® and to improve transparency of consumer health insurance rights and parity are among the priorities supported by the Massachusetts...

August 4th, 2023

BCBS of Massachusetts expands network of mental health providers

By Eileen Weber

What if your insurance company told you that you could get an appointment with a mental healthcare provider in just a few days, not several months?

Since the beginning...

July 14th, 2023

Vermont aims for passage of prescriptive authority bill in 2024

By Andrew Cromarty

Could this help the prescriber shortage?

In 2017, Connecticut sought to join New Mexico, Louisiana, Illinois, Iowa, Idaho, and Colorado as the seventh state to...

July 5th, 2023

Study: Vets show decrease in suicidal thoughts, behaviors during pandemic

By Susan Gonsalves

Subset group has these experiences for first time

Some evidence suggests the COVID-19 pandemic led to increases in loneliness, isolation, substance use, and...

July 5th, 2023

Report: 95 percent of prison population has mental health, substance use disorders

By Susan Gonsalves

CT Sentencing Commission aims for data to assist policymakers

A 2023 report from the Connecticut Sentencing Commission found that 95.5 percent of the...

July 3rd, 2023

Treatment varies for people with hoarding disorder

By Phyllis Hanlon

More practitioners needed in field

The problem of hoarding went relatively unnoticed as a behavioral issue until the first systematic study of the condition was...

July 3rd, 2023

Flood of anti-transgender legislation takes mental health toll on population

By Eileen Weber

Study: One in three report poor mental health often or always

Republicans have launched a series of legislative efforts limiting transgender youth to access...

July 3rd, 2023

Study: Homelessness higher in specific demographics

By Eileen Weber

Blacks, Indigenous are most affected

More than 3.5 million Americans experience the public health crisis of homelessness. And demographics play a role in the...

July 2nd, 2023

Institutional structures can help drive inequities, study says

By Andrew Cromarty

Person-centering may help counter trend

Organizational structures in mental health care may shape staff perceptions and behaviors in biased ways—usually...

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