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Recovery Update features the most recent articles from throughout the field of psychiatric rehabilitation. Stay up to date on all the latest mental health news through this weekly newsletter.
 

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The Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association and the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Foundation (PRA/F) have partnered with Meaningful Measurement, Inc. (MM) to revitalize the organization and breathe new life into the recovery workforce.
The Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association is happy to announce new streamlined eligibility requirements for certification!
Serious mental illness is more common among women than men — but women with serious conditions are often overlooked in psychiatric research, treated less effectively with psychiatric drugs, and face discrimination and stigma by medical professionals who diagnose them and oversee their care.
Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the HHS Roadmap for Behavioral Health Integration (Roadmap), which details policy solutions that would help to better integrate mental health and substance use care into the larger health care system and other systems. The Roadmap is based on feedback Secretary Becerra received from patients and providers during more than two dozen stops on his National Tour to Strengthen Mental Health.
Oregon is the first state approved to receive expanded federal Medicaid funding for services provided by mental health crisis teams such as Cahoots in Eugene, state and federal officials announced Monday. The new stream of federal money will allow more communities to send trained mental health workers instead of police to incidents that involve non-violent behavioral health emergencies.
Hospitals across Missouri are facing a "crisis" caring for patients in acute care settings who can't find long-term care through the Department of Mental Health due to the agency's chronic shortage of workers. Patty Morrow, vice president of behavioral health services for Mercy Health, testified during a legislative hearing Wednesday that "the problem is pervasive and systemic" as residents languish on wait lists for services.
Brian Lungren and his family wonder what could have spared him some of the 13 years he spent at Napa State Hospital in treatment for mental illness and serious drug and alcohol addiction. Since Brian, or Bri to his family, was diagnosed as a teenager with schizoaffective disorder, bipolar type, his parents tried everything to save him from a years-long and emotionally painful spiral into drug use, incarceration and homelessness.
Local entities throughout the Conroe and Montgomery, Texas, area are stepping up to improve access to mental health services in Montgomery County as the region sees a rising number of calls for mental health services, but experts said more help is needed to address the crisis. "I see the need for mental health services now more than ever," said Larisa Loera, president of Watershed Counseling Center, which plans a grand opening Sept. 24 in Montgomery.
Leaders in Vermont health care and directors from four health care organizations gathered on Thursday to discuss rural health care and celebrate receiving $2.72 million in federal grants. While those funds and a spirit of collaboration made panelists optimistic, all were in agreement: Rural health care is in a crisis.
Combining mental health beds, crisis services and a psychiatric Emergency Room in one region of South Carolina could create a model for the entire state, health leaders said. The Department of Health and Human Services is heading up a task force that includes Medical University of South Carolina and other health care systems and state agencies.
Mark Zuckerberg launched The Facebook at Harvard University in February 2004. Days later, 650 students had made accounts. Today, there are roughly two billion daily active users. Concurrent with Facebook's meteoric expansion has been growing concern over the mental well-being of adolescents and young adults. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control, the suicide rate among 10- to 24-year-olds was stable from 2000 to 2007; it then increased 57% between 2007 and 2017.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between driving fitness and driving efficacy in elderly patients with generalized anxiety disorder and identify factors influencing anxiety.
People across the world have experienced elevated mental health concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic, with major differences seen across several countries and continents, according to a new report. North Americans reported more symptoms of anxiety, depression, and posttraumatic stress disorder, whereas Europeans had more insomnia and Latin Americans had more psychological distress.