Posts Tagged ‘Spring 2021 Issue’

The NYSPA Report: The Future of Telehealth in New York State

For many years, the New York State Psychiatric Association (NYSPA) has been advocating for mental health parity – equivalent coverage and reimbursement for the treatment of mental health and substance use disorders. In addition to Timothy’s Law, New York’s mental health mandate, and the...

Addressing COVID-19 Vaccine Reluctance

The past year has been a time of great concern and anxiety acutely felt by our behavioral health workforce. Recently we have been overwhelmed by an influx of information about COVID-19 from its risks, testing procedures, and prevention and treatment as well. New and sometimes confusing information...

Computerized Screening May Help Identify Youth at Risk for Suicide

Researchers have developed a fast, computerized screening test to identify youth at risk for attempting suicide. The test could help emergency departments quickly get supportive services to those who need it. Suicide rates for adolescents have risen over the past two decades. In 2019, nearly...

Intelligent Automation in Mental Health Care: Improving Patient Outcomes and Reducing Clinician Burnout

New York Psychotherapy and Counseling Center (NYPCC) has been providing quality mental health services to the most underserved communities of New York City for almost five decades. NYPCC currently has a network of locations in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens where we serve more than 25,000 clients a...

Mental Health News Education, Publisher of Behavioral Health News, Welcomes David Minot as New Executive Director

The Board of Directors of Mental Health News Education (MHNE), the nonprofit organization that publishes Autism Spectrum News and Behavioral Health News, announces important changes in Executive leadership and launches a planning initiative with an eye toward future development. In a move designed...

Mental Health Advocacy With and Without Advanced Technology

I just switched from E-mail to Microsoft Word to write this article about mental health and technology. I left 250 E-mails unanswered to make the move. Oy vey! I feel like I’m guilty of E-mail neglect. Who will I offend today by not responding to them? It wasn’t always like this. 45...

Analyzing Behavioral and Health Data Together Holds the Potential for Improved Behavioral Treatment

The recording and analysis of behavioral data is a cornerstone of evidence-based behavioral health treatment. Over the past several years, data across a spectrum of health metrics collectively known as Health Informatics, has taken hold in the provider community. Health Informatics data can include...

Bringing Together Data to Improve Health Outcomes

Access to actionable data makes for smarter decisions and leads to better outcomes. Healthcare providers readily acknowledge that more targeted services are possible when armed with real-time, client specific information. There are many sources of data, including but not limited to electronic...

Innovative Disrupters in Behavioral Health

Innovation – the new buzzword in behavioral health. What is it and do you need this in your organization? Why is everyone discussing the need for it in behavioral health? If we look at the definition of innovation by the Merriam-Webster dictionary it’s “a new idea, method, or device; the...

How EHR’s Are Responding to the Need for Virtual Client Care

The past year has been challenging for every single one of us and unprecedented in so many ways. Agencies that provide mental health services have been hit particularly hard. They have had to pivot in order to provide therapy to clients online or over the phone, and problem solve so that those who...