45 Thousand Lost to the Suicide Epidemic, and Counting {Infographic}

After Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain each took their own lives within a week of one another, suicide awareness and prevention dominated the media. But eventually other stories stole the attention...

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Working in Hell’s Kitchen | Rising Suicide Rates in Restaurant Workers

I recently caught up with a cousin I haven’t seen in a while. I was explaining that I work at a behavioral health software company, and I write about issues in the field. Issues like the opioid...

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What Hockey Injuries Taught Me About Mental Health Treatment

It was the first week of January in 2014, and my men’s league hockey game was coming to its weekly late-night conclusion.  I was chasing a puck into the corner while fighting off a defender with...

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3 Tips for Maintaining Outcomes Integrity in Behavioral Health

The Behavioral Health field is undergoing a data revolution where electronic capture of daily activity is expected to produce reports that demonstrate, among other things, quality. The initial...

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What Happens After a Relapse | The Clinician’s Perspective

I grew up watching Disney Channel – the Camp Rock movies starring Demi Lovato were two of my favorites.  Like any Disney program, it tried to teach the importance of being yourself. But I learned...

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The Florida Model for Addiction Treatment | More Than Beaches & Disney

When most people think about Florida, they think about sunshine; about white sandy beaches and crystal blue water; about laughing with Mickey Mouse at Disney World. But for many others, they think...

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Treat Trauma with the 7 Domains of Trauma-Informed Care {Infographic}

June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month. 70% of adults in the United States have experienced trauma in their life. Trauma affects an individual’s life long after the event...

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Wait…why didn’t you like my post? | Social Media Affects Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. In recognition, we will be publishing a series of articles about the status of mental health in the United States. As we become more and more reliant on...

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4 Issues with Patient Brokering | Digging Deeper in the Opioid Crisis

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. In recognition, we will be publishing a series of articles about the status of mental health in the United States. Substance abuse and mental health are often...

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Where’s the Cry Closet? | Assessing Mental Health in College Students

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. In recognition, we will be publishing a series of articles about the status of mental health in the United States. Mental health diagnoses are rising and many...

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