Behavioral Health

  • March 17, 2015

    Mental illness a main driver for frequent hospitalizations in Pa.

    Mental health issues are a leading cause for hospital admissions among Pennsylvania's "super utilizers," those patients who are hospita...
  • March 16, 2015

    Study finds link between Great Recession, increase in suicide among middle-aged Americans

    The Great Recession that started in 2007 and lasted for several years years may have led to a jump in suicide rates among people between the 40 and 64...
  • March 15, 2015

    NJ officials push to move hundreds of patients out of psychiatric hospitals

    State officials are ordering New Jersey mental health providers to find placements for 430 patients waiting to be discharged from state psychiatric ho...
  • March 11, 2015

    Eating disorders linked to extra weight in youth, Drexel researchers find

    Why do some girls and women decide to starve themselves? The typical culprits are thought to include low self-esteem and a society that too highly val...
  • March 9, 2015

    Crisis intervention training for NJ police officers paying off

    Police officers in 11 New Jersey counties have received crisis-intervention training to interact more effectively with people who have mental illnesse...
  • March 7, 2015

    Wolf promises Pa. funding for prescription drug database

    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's new budget is breathing new life into efforts to curb drug addition. The governor has earmarked $2.1 million for the...
  • March 5, 2015

    New Pa. funding, Medicaid expansion may help get sustained treatment where needed

    As Pennsylvania struggles to halt its heroin-addiction epidemic, experts say opioid users may need longer-term care similar to patients with chronic h...
  • February 23, 2015

    Camden readies new approach for helping the chronically homeless

    Right now in Camden, if you're homeless, you might go to a shelter, live there for a while, seek help if you have drug problems or mental illness...
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