Behavioral Health News and Autism Spectrum News: Supporting the Community During the COVID-19 Crisis

The current pandemic shows us how difficult social distancing and sheltering in place have been for the general public. It has been especially hard for people with mental illness, substance use disorders, and people on the autism spectrum. During my own 10-year battle with depression I...

CEO Barbara Faron Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Federation of Organizations

Barbara Faron, CEO, recently celebrated her 40th anniversary at Federation! When Ms. Faron joined Federation in the late 1970s, it had one office and a handful of employees. The organization was founded in 1972 by an alliance of family advocacy groups and originally focused on supporting the needs...

Constance Brown-Bellamy Appointed to New Position at Inperium

We are pleased to announce that Constance Brown-Bellamy has been hired as the Senior Vice President of External Relations for Inperium Inc. This newly created position will expand Inperium’s offerings of affiliated services to include community and government relations expertise. Constance will...

Leaders to Be Honored at MHNE June 30th, 2020 Reception in New York City

Mental Health News Education, Inc. (MHNE), the nonprofit organization that publishes Autism Spectrum News and Behavioral Health News, will be honoring four outstanding champions of the autism and behavioral health communities at its annual Leadership Awards Reception on June 30, 2020, at the NYU...

Lessons Learned: Tools to Treat Opioid Misuse

In the 20 years it took opioids to become the deadliest substance misuse epidemic in American history, the response from the public is overwhelmingly in favor of controlling access to opiates by limiting their use, supporting prevention education and prevention campaigns, and equipping first...

Innovative Management Solutions New York Partners with Arcadia.io to Improve Health Care with Behavioral Health Data

Population health management leader Arcadia (www.arcadia.io) announced today a partnership with Innovative Management Solutions (IMSNY) www.imsnyhealth.com, a joint venture between Coordinated Behavioral Care (CBC) www.cbcare.org, and Coordinated Behavioral Health Services IPA (CBHS)...

Anti-Racist Organizational Transformation: Questions and Answers with Mary Pender Greene, LCSW- R, CGP and Alan Siskind, PhD

Mary Pender Greene, LCSW-R, CGP, is a psychotherapist, career/executive coach, trainer, and consultant with a private practice in Midtown Manhattan. She has 20+ years of experience helping individuals, couples, companies, and nonprofits. Mary is the President & CEO of MPG Consulting, a...

Samaritan Daytop Village and Manatus Development Group Break Ground on “The Richard Pruss Wellness Center” in The Bronx

Samaritan Daytop Village and Manatus Development Group broke ground on The Richard Pruss Wellness Center – a “one-stop shop” for behavioral and primary health care in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx on November 13, 2019. Named in honor of the late Richard Pruss, President Emeritus and...

New Management Services Organization Established to Support NY Community Behavioral Health Providers

Coordinated Behavioral Care (CBC) and Coordinated Behavioral Health Services (CBHS) announced today their joint formation of a Management Services Organization (MSO), Innovative Management Solutions NY (IMSNY) to support New York State’s Behavioral Health provider community. IMS’s initial...

Behavioral Health Care Agencies Join Together to Provide Access to Care Across Diverse Populations in New York City

Ten community-based behavioral health care agencies announced that they have joined together to establish the Behavioral Health NYC IPA, LLC (BHNYC), an independent practice association (IPA) in New York City. BHNYC was established with a mission to provide rapid access to mental health and...