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Obamacare and Mental Health: An Unfinished Story
Brianna Ehley  |  POLITICO
Yes, the ACA did much to improve behavioral health care on the insurance side, but a lot more is required to make sure everyone gets the help they need.

Can Technology Improve Our Mental Health?
Paolo del Vecchio, M.S.W.  | SAMHSA
Pathways to efficacy and validation are undetermined, but early indications from the use of apps and virtual reality in mental health care are largely positive.

Nation's Psychiatric Bed Count Falls to Record Low
Lateshia Beachum  |  The Washington Post
Psychiatric bed totals have fallen 17 percent since 2010, leaving America with the fewest number of beds available per 100,000 citizens in the developed world.

Now Is the Time for a Moonshot for Mental Illness
Irv Lichtenwald  |  The Doctor Weighs In
America invested in mapping the human genome with remarkable results. Is it time for similar energy and commitment regarding mental health? 

Mental Health Providers Expanding Services via Telemedicine
Jeff Rowe  | Continuum of Care News
Mental health issues are common, and less than half of those prescribed medications for mental illness take them. Telemedicine could help change that.

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Telemedicine Companies See Mental Health as Next Frontier

The Future of Mental Health Apps

Mental Health Calls to Local Authorities up 84%

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