Until 2008, Virginia had one of the most restrictive civil commitment clauses in the nation, tangling families in a web of exclusion and insufficient access to care. No one knows that better than journalist Pete Earley, author of “Crazy,” whose son, Kevin, was stuck in a cycle of crisis and
As the Covid pandemic continues to ravage nations and we see spikes in behavioral health needs worldwide, it would be phenomenal if call centers and providers alike could use voice analysis technology to track the disaster’s social impact. Sound like a futuristic reality? Not in Japan.
Shinichi Tokuno, a professor at
States across the nation are scrambling 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, 2022. Kirsten Beronio, JD, Policy and Regulatory Affairs director at the National Association for Behavioral Healthcare, says states can, at least in
For the first time, federal funding will go to all 50 states to support development of mental health crisis systems. The funding, about $35M annually, was added to the Mental Health Block Grant, which is distributed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to all states via
Amid the global pandemic, Nikki Highsmith Vernick and Glenn E. Schneider of the Horizon Foundation, a health philanthropy in Howard County, Maryland, received landmark news. The Greater Baltimore Regional Integrated Crisis System Partnership, an initiative the two helped develop, became the recipient of a $45 million five-year grant to strengthen