It is ironic that deinstitutionalization from state psychiatric hospitals and decarceration from city and county jails—major objectives long sought by the behavioral health community—have turned into significant problems in the COVID-19 era.
The global pandemic can be remembered as the time we decided to reach more people. Here are three areas of behavioral healthcare we can prioritize for positively changing behavioral healthcare as we know it.
Researchers from Beaumont Health System in Michigan are studying whether naltrexone can be used to help manage symptoms of individuals with a COVID-19 infection, according to a report from Detroit’s NPR affiliate.
It's a difficult task with so many unknowns still surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, but we must look forward to start planning for the state of the behavioral healthcare field, both in the immediate future and years from now.