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The event, held last week in Washington, D.C., served as a state of the union for behavioral healthcare, drawing attention to the largest issues facing the field.
Behavioral Healthcare Executive
Kevin Turner
After a period in which private or semi-private rooms with private toilets became en vogue, treatment center operators are now leaning toward communal toilet rooms because of safety and functional concerns.
Behavioral Healthcare Executive
Ron Manderscheid, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
New communication modalities can address some of our current problems in the field.
Behavioral Healthcare Executive
H. Steven Moffic
Speaking out about political leadership can be costly for mental healthcare professionals. Yet, in this time of escalating political polarization, mental health professionals and organizations do have the ethical challenge of what, if anything, to say and do about our current situation.

Behavioral Healthcare Executive
Ron Manderscheid, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
This year's edition of the New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services annual conference covered a wealth of topics around peer services, as well as the inappropriate linkage between mass shootings and mental illness.
Behavioral Healthcare Executive
H. Steven Moffic
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.
Behavioral Healthcare Executive
Ron Manderscheid, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
Last week's International Leadership Exchange in Washington energized leaders in the field to address the challenges of improving access to care and service accountability, and to undertake actions to engage all groups in the leadership of services.
Management
H. Steven Moffic, MD
Psychiatry and many other mental healthcare disciplines could not —or would not—be part of any organized labor union. Perhaps that was not so important in the past, but it very well may be now.
Ron Manderscheid
Trends
Ron Manderscheid, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
The National Association for Rural Mental Health's annual conference, held recently in Santa Fe, New Mexico, identified behavioral health challenges in rural areas and offered solutions to address them.
Blogs
Ron Manderscheid, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
The New York State Department of Health announced last week that it is submitting an application to CMS to provide Medicaid services to incarcerated persons about to be released from county jails and New York State prisons.
Trends
Ron Manderscheid, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
Evidence-based practices are a hot topic of conversation, but their success frequently can hinge on the systems, organizations and communities in which they are deployed. 
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