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...

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...

Caregiver Support Group

When serious illness strikes an older adult, the family is usually on the front line for care and support. Because the burden is often so extreme, friends may be called upon for a ride to a doctor’s appointment or a home-cooked meal once in a while, but it is the spouse, domestic partner, and/or...

New Partnership Between Coordinated Behavioral Care and Technology Innovator, Karuna Health

Coordinated Behavioral Care, Inc. (CBC), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of care for New Yorkers with serious mental illness, minors with serious emotional disturbances, chronic health conditions and/or substance use disorders, has partnered with Karuna Health to...

NYAPRS Regional Forum Held at CoveCare Center

Individuals served by and representatives from agencies in Putnam, Westchester and surrounding counties participated in a special forum hosted by CoveCare Center in Carmel, NY. “The Power of Grassroots Advocacy” and “The Promise of Pioneering Service Innovations” were the main topics...

Coordinated Behavioral Care Wins Prestigious Heritage Healthcare Organizational Leadership Award

Coordinated Behavioral Care (CBC) has won the prestigious Heritage Healthcare Organizational Leadership Award at the 3rd Annual Heritage Healthcare Innovation Awards sponsored by Heritage Provider Network and Crain’s New York Business. CBC was among an incredible group of honorees for this award,...

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation: A Personal Perspective

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) is unraveling the many mysteries of mental illness, autism spectrum disorders, and many other diseases and disorders of the brain. I would like to thank Dr. Jeffery Borenstein and his team at BBRF for their help in bringing our salute to their...

Spotlight on Research: An Interview with Jeffrey Borenstein, MD President and CEO of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

What does the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation do? The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is the largest non-governmental funder of mental health research grants in the world. The Foundation funds the most innovative ideas in psychiatry and neuroscience to better understand the...

Unique People Services Opens Lynn’s Place: Agency’s First Mixed Income Affordable Housing Development

The grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of Lynn’s Place, the much anticipated first affordable mixed-income development created by Unique People Services (UPS) took place on May 11, 2018. Ann Sullivan, Commissioner of NYS Office of Mental Health, Emily Lehman, Assistant Commissioner of...