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Telemental health services: Widening accessibility to quality behavioral healthcare

Telemental health services are prized for providing increased efficiency and expanding healthcare access for many people. Best practices and guidelines must be followed to ensure the benefits can be fulfilled in a positive and secure manner. Telemental health is the use of telecommunications technology such as interactive videoconferencing to provide behavioral health services. The primary […]

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Community-based behavioral health offers rewarding opportunities

Does spending your days helping people understand their problems and develop strategies to improve their lives sound like something you’d enjoy? That’s how the United States Department of Labor defines what a mental health counselor does and according to their research, this is a rapidly growing field with demand in community services. Community-based organizations offer […]

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Gender differences and behavioral health

The correlation between gender and risks for certain mental disorders has been widely studied. For example, one study published in American Psychological Association’s Journal of Abnormal Psychology found that women are more likely to be diagnosed with anxiety or depression, while men tend toward substance abuse or antisocial behaviors. Women are also more likely to […]

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Important details regarding the Excellence in Mental Health Act

Community behavioral health centers help millions of Americans with mental illnesses and addictions lead productive lives. New legislation will help them meet the rising demand for treatment services. On March 31, Congress passed the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (H.R. 4302), which includes a program based on the Excellence in Mental Health Act. The bipartisan […]

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Clinical Trials Advance Treatment and Behavioral Health Knowledge

It’s essential for students and practitioners to keep up-to-date on clinical research so they are aware of what approaches and treatments work best for people. The goals of research include developing new treatments or medications, identifying risk factors for particular conditions or studying trends. Clinical research findings are especially valuable to medical and behavioral health […]

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Here’s what behavioral health majors need to know about the human brain

If you’re majoring in Behavioral Health, you might have an interest in the mysteries of the human brain, if only to figure out what motivates a person. After all, it’s the brain that controls behavior, holds memories, regulates emotions and plays so many other vital functions. It’s often been said that, “humans only use 10 […]

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Behavioral health treatment more accessible: Affordable Care Act

Oftentimes, people who suffer from mental health crises end up in an emergency room with nowhere else to turn. This strains hospital emergency services. The reasons for an emergency room visit vary from patient to patient, but they frequently resulted from the sufferer not having insurance, having exhausted the amount of mental health visits allotted […]

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Behavioral Health: There’s an app for that

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older (18% of U.S. population). There are more than 1 million apps in Apples App Store. What do the two have in common? Personal Zen. “Psychology professors have made a new game, Personal […]

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Behavioral health patients are taking equine therapy in stride

NOTE: This is the second part of the two-part series on equine therapy. David Rosenker had over 30 years of experience in mental health, including designing and directing addiction programs for adolescents and 20 years at the renowned Caron Treatment Centers. But after the death of his father, Rosenker felt he had to make a […]

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Behavioral health heads down on the farm

NOTE: This is a two part series. This blog will explain Equine Therapy and the next blog will feature local equine therapist and Alvernia graduate David Rosenker, who runs Herd By A Horse in Sinking Spring, Pa. The more time that goes by the less taboo it is for people to talk about mental health […]

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