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The U.S. Is Failing at Mental Health Care
Linda Girgis, MD  |  KevinMD.com 
Why do so many not get the care they need? Many mental health care providers now only accept cash, while most mental health patients can't afford to pay out of pocket. 

How Suicide Quietly Morphed Into a Public Health Crisis
Benedict Carey  |  New York Times
Recent celebrity suicides shine a light on a suicide rate has risen 25 percent since 1999. In 2016, twice as many Americans died by suicide as perished from homicide.

5 Ways Technology Makes Behavioral Health Care Better
D'Arcy Gue  |  HITinsight 
When mental illness guides the decisions of 38 percent of those who abuse alcohol, 44 percent of those who use cocaine and 40 percent of those who smoke, how can we not argue for correlated patient data?

Telebehavioral Health Finding Its Niche
Meg Bryant Healthcare Dive 
Where does telebehavioral health create positive change? In ERs and long-term care facilities, for starters, where organizations have realized significant benefits. 

Gaming Addiction Classified as Mental Health Disorder by WHO
Kate Kelland  Reuters 
Does your child exhibit "a pattern of persistent or recurring gaming behavior" that "takes precedence over other life interests"? Maybe it's time to consider gaming addiction.

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Bill Allowing Behavioral Health EHR Incentives Passes Senate


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