Behavioral Health

  • January 25, 2016

    Treating people with psychosis early, before their lives are derailed

    Some of the most severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder tend to be accompanied by psychosis. People have visions, hear voic...
  • January 22, 2016

    Philadelphia family prevails in court, forcing insurer to pay for autism services in school

    After a failed appeal, Independence Blue Cross must cover in-school autism support services for a Philadelphia student.
  • January 18, 2016

    New Jersey creating new alert system for 'most vulnerable' missing people

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed a new law that creates a special missing person alert for people with mental, intellectual or developmental disa...
  • January 11, 2016

    Financial incentives fail to motivate employees to lose weight, Penn study finds

    Employers looking to slash medical costs often encourage workers to eat better or exercise more, sometimes going so far as to offer financial rewards....
  • January 8, 2016

    Delaware’s mental health system improves, but struggles with acute care increases

    Four years ago, it wasn't uncommon for someone with a mental illness in Delaware to have been institutionalized for decades. The Department of J...
  • January 5, 2016

    Student-led campaigns reduce bullying, conflict in NJ middle schools

    Schoolyard taunting and cruel jokes in the classroom — and online — are standard fare for many kids. Despite efforts to stem bullying and other forms ...
  • December 21, 2015

    New research points to opportunities for suicide prevention in the ER

    About 10 percent of those who die by suicide had been seen in an emergency room six weeks prior to their death, according to a new study. Researchers ...
  • December 11, 2015

    Letter from ex-wife of Stone Temple Pilots singer resonates with those hurt by addiction

    After Scott Weiland, lead singer of the Stone Temple Pilots passed away in early December, his ex-wife, Mary Forsberg Weiland, wrote an open letter ca...
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