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Behavioral Healthcare Executive
The recent deaths of two well-known mental health advocates by suicide are a reminder that providers must look out for one another. Here are some interventions that can help.
Design & Architecture
Kevin Turner
Instead of settling for an off-the-shelf solution, invest in a space that strikes a balance between feel, the needs of the patients and appropriate safety features.
Treatment
Ron Manderscheid
Recognition and treatment are critical for depression or anxiety and opioid dependence or addiction, but it's time to go further up the causal chain if we are to reduce suicide and opioid overdose deaths.
Kevin Turner
Design & Architecture
Kevin Turner
If you are among those who feel tile is too hazardous for use in a psychiatric unit, options abound for floor and wall finishes.
Policy
Ron Manderscheid
A Congressional briefing held earlier this week addressed the decarceration of transition age youth with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) and mental disorders, with presentations outlining the issue, its impact, including upon families…
Treatment
Ron Manderscheid
Diversion centers are an essential part of our crisis response capacity. Beyond preventing incarceration in county and city jails, a question now arises about also using this newly developed capacity to prevent overuse of hospital emergency…
Treatment
Ron Manderscheid
More than 3 million Americans suffer from epilepsy and seizures, and about half also suffer from mental health conditions, notably depression and anxiety.
Kevin Turner
Design & Architecture
Kevin Turner
Installing lights that adjust wavelengths to match the sun's natural patterns can be both expensive and too simplistic. Here's a more thoughtful approach.
Policy
Ron Manderscheid
As we develop the capacity to promote more effective decarceration practices, it also will be important to be very clear about how we undertake this work. Here are a series of action items to facilitate this effort.
Policy
Ron Manderscheid
The event held last week in Washington, D.C., provided the latest policy and practice information to county behavioral health and I/DD leaders.
Kevin Turner
Business Strategy
Kevin Turner
While safety should a priority when developing a psychiatric unit, consideration for welcoming, personal touches can go a long way toward building a healthy environment for treatment.
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