People with mental health disorders may communicate differently than people who don’t.
This brings a new meaning to the phrase “It’s not about what you say, but how you say it.”
Dr. Isabelle Bauman, interim communication department head at Missouri State University, studies how mental health influences communication styles.Read More
Posted May 6, 2019 5:04 AM By Andrew Siddons Roll Call https://www.rollcall.com/news/congress/mental-health-clinics-wait-congress
The promise of higher federal Medicaid payments is giving eight states the chance to show that one-stop mental health clinics with 24-hour crisis care could offer patients a better option than the de facto safety net of police departments and emergency rooms.
But the two-year experiment is drawing to a close now, leaving the program with an uncertain future if Congress doesn’t extend it.Read More
Today, the NAMI Board of Directors has announced the resignation of its Chief Executive Officer, Mary Giliberti, as she departs to pursue more time with her family.
Apr. 15, 2019 By David Kingdon, M.D. and Douglas Turkington, M.D. NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/April-2019/CBT-for-Psychosis-Approaches-Families-Can-Use
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is gradually becoming recognized and available as a psychological approach to mental health problems. But what exactly is it? Well, CBT works with thoughts (cognitions) and behaviors to help with mental health problems. It’s becoming increasingly famous, particularly for teaching people what they can do to improve depression and anxiety. But it’s also being used to help with symptoms of psychosis, such as hearing voices Read More
April 1, 2019 By Phil Galewitz Kaiser Health News https://khn.org/news/suicide-risk-grew-after-missouri-medicaid-kids-shifted-to-managed-care-hospitals-say/
After more than 2,000 Missouri children diagnosed with mental illness were shifted from traditional Medicaid into three for-profit managed-care companies, the state’s hospitals noticed an alarming trend: a doubling in the percentage who had thoughts of suicide or attempted suicide.
March 20, 2019 Washington University in St. Louis https://source.wustl.edu/2019/03/performance-based-pay-linked-to-employee-mental-health-problems-study-shows/
Roughly seven of 10 companies in the United States, if not around the globe, use some form of pay-for-performance compensation system: bonuses, commissions, piece rates, profit sharing, individual and team goal achievements, and so on. But does such an incentivized workplace create a negative effect on the mental-health wellness of those workers?
In the first big-data study combining objective medical and compensation records with demographics, researchers at Washington University in St. Read More