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October 10, 2018

A response to Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why in the context of suicide awareness and prevention September was Suicide Prevention Awareness month. With the month recently passed, it’s important to carry the conversation about suicide forward in a safe and responsible way. Popular shows, such as Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, have sparked interest in the topic,…
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September 19, 2018

New technology, new rules, new process Pick your favorite video streaming service and compare it to a random VCR company. If you were to ask them both if they had a pause button, both could honestly reply “yes”, but it would say little about the important distinctions between the underlying technologies of the two and…
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August 20, 2018

How to grow into a full-time career in behavioral health care Recently graduated behavioral health professionals learn valuable insights and skills throughout their academic experiences that enable them to provide quality care, but sometimes find themselves under-equipped in matters pertaining to business and marketing. As a result, many providers begin their careers with considerable gaps…
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August 1, 2018

Egregious misconceptions that just won’t go away Schizophrenia is a mental health problem that is rife with misconceptions. Some of this can be rightfully attributed to its complexity as a mental health illness, though misrepresentation of the illness in popular culture must also be accounted for. The following are a few examples of some of…
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July 16, 2018

And what to do to prevent them The protection and security of patient information is of the highest importance in behavioral health care. A breach in confidentiality can cause immeasurable harm to patients—not to mention result in a fine of up to $50,000 per incident to the provider. The following are five common examples in…
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June 18, 2018

Where practices lose time and resources, and how technology can help Managing a private behavioral health practice involves making several important decisions that will determine its margins. Depending on the size of the practice, owners and managers must take certain things into account, such as facility costs, human resources, and technology solutions. For those operating…
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May 15, 2018

Part 2: integrating collaboration into the clinical process in 5 steps Time is a precious resource for any private behavioral health practice. Managing it effectively means smoothing out several interdependent clinical and administrative workflows, with documentation representing a significant part of that. Collaborative documentation can offer value in terms of both time and patient-provider interaction,…
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May 7, 2018

Essential marketing tips for private behavioral health practices The primary mission of the behavioral health provider is to deliver high-quality care to patients and clients, but at the end of the day, the continuity of business is what enables practices to keep their doors open. Like any other business, keeping a steady flow of patronage…
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April 16, 2018

Characteristics of America’s most prevalent and invisible eating disorder Although Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is a relative newcomer to medically-recognized eating disorders, it is now the most common eating disorder in the United States1. Its recognition is important because before 2013 people experiencing BED-like symptoms might have been diagnosed under “eater disorder not otherwise specified”…
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April 12, 2018

April is Autism Awareness Month. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) represents a significant challenge for the behavioral healthcare community. Its prevalence has risen at an alarming rate over recent years, with some 1 in 68 children now recognized as being on the spectrum. This April isn’t only for autism awareness in and of itself; it is…
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