Since the beginning of the mask discussion in the United States, the mixed messaging has been baffling. Or, more accurately, the swing from ‘surgical masks don’t work’ to ‘use a bandana or scarf’ because it’s better than nothing is striking, and reflects the dire challenge of this coronavirus time: there’s
Earlier this month, Dr. Atul Gawande posted a graphic from Johns Hopkins University that overlaid daily COVID-19 growth in Italy and the United States. The two paths were eerily similar. We at #CrisisTalk began using the same framework and adding in China’s trajectory to gain insight into our likely future
It was December 2010, and Atlanta, Georgia was experiencing a once-in-a-hundred year ice storm that created chaos on the roadways and forced many businesses to shutter. The brand-new CEO at Behavioral Health Link (BHL) explained that the crisis call center would also need to close, and reported that the health
Trillium Health Resources, a local management entity (LME)-managed care organization (MCO) in North Carolina, is providing targeted 10-30% rate increases for behavioral health services that are likely to experience higher costs to deliver during the coronavirus pandemic. Included in the rate enhancement are instances when providers might have to pay
On March 15th, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine filed emergency rules, providing complete coverage for mental health telehealth. During the coronavirus, as people navigate this new normal of physical distancing from one another and anxieties and stress mount, communities around the country are quickly supporting mental health initiatives. That’s particularly true
From a single, disposable mask in the middle of an empty street in San Francisco, practicing social distancing in public, to the first day of homeschool for many families, this is us during the coronavirus outbreak. Have a photo you'd like to send? You can reach us at email@example.com.
As a mother of two small children and close relation to people who might be in denial that they fit into a higher risk category, I’ve been watching the news just like everyone else, wondering what’s to come. Though some may disagree with me, we are likely facing a national
Last week, Sue Ann Atkerson, LPC, MBA, CEO of Behavioral Health Link, testified before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Communications and Technology Subcommittee. The hearing, called “Strengthening Communications Networks to Help Americans in Crisis,” included six witnesses who spoke on eight separate bills. Atkerson
Dr. Barbara DiPietro, senior director of policy for the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, says homelessness increases people's crisis risk and that without housing, the services communities try to deliver are less effective.