Former Washington Post reporter and best-selling author Pete Earley was introduced to the mental healthcare system when, in 2000, his son called him and said, “I can’t tell if I’m dreaming all the time or if I’m awake.”
Kirsten Beronio, JD, Policy and Regulatory Affairs director at the National Association for Behavioral Healthcare, says states can, at least in part, draw upon several existing CMS initiatives to develop or strengthen their crisis care systems before 988—the nationwide three-digit number for behavioral health emergencies—becomes a reality on July 16,
Last week, SAMHSA released a Notice of Award. Under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, and the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplement Appropriations Act, 2021, $35 million in federal funding per year has been added to the Mental Health Block Grant to support evidence-based crisis systems. Michael Hogan, Ph.D., Crisis Now
Nikki Highsmith Vernick and Glenn E. Schneider of the Horizon Foundation share how the philanthropy set out to change behavioral health crisis care in Maryland amidst spikes of hospital readmissions and psychiatric boarding. GBRICS, the Greater Baltimore Regional Integrated Crisis System Partnership, is a collaborative effort that includes 17 hospitals
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