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Smartphone Syndrome: A Millennial Mental Health Crisis
Thomas G. Kimball, PhD  |  The Doctor Weighs In
Are smartphones a good example of technological progress that improves society? If they are, is the rapid and unmanaged growth of such devices a net positive? 

Fragmented Mental Healthcare Stunts Patient Access to Care
Sara Heath  |  Patient EngagementHIT
More than half of healthcare providers say their organization’s mental and behavioral health services don’t meet the unique needs of their patient population.

Telehealth Put to Use in Rural America
David Raths  |  Behavioral Healthcare Executive
The ongoing opioid crisis has hit America’s rural areas the hardest, making telehealth essential to providing mental health and substance abuse treatment in these areas.

5 Ways Technology Makes Behavioral Health Care Better
D'Arcy Gue  |  HITinsight
Those facing a mental illness are far more likely to self-medicate with alcohol, drugs and tobacco. Correlated health information can make clinicians more aware. 

Suicides Increased for Months After Death of Robin Williams
David S. Fink, MPH  |  Psychiatric News
A negative byproduct of social media and constant news alerts? High profile suicides may convince those on the edge to take the next step themselves. 

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