A Breakthrough, Sobering Report on Teens and Young Adults, Digital Health and Social Media Use: Implications for Mental Health

Health Populi

There are also hundreds of stories written in both mass media outlets and professional journals on the topic of TYAs and mental health: especially relative to depression and suicidality. Rideout is the go-to expert on media and health, with a special interest in children and media.

Social Media and Mental Health – Teenage Wasteland or Land of Opportunity?

Digital Health

Digital mental health platform Healios raises $2.9M

Mobi Health News

UK-based digital mental health company Healios has just closed a $2.9 The platform connects patients to mental health professionals for assessments, treatments, and wellbeing check-ins. million (£2.2 million) funding round led by Albion Capital and Spice Capital.

Analysis: Mental health apps overdiagnose, steer toward self-help

Mobi Health News

While the use of mental health apps has been on the rise, researchers of a recent analysis published by the Annals of Family Medicine, which is broadly critical of these platforms, worry that these apps could lead to unnecessary diagnoses and misinformation about mental illness.

Mental Health Informatics

Christina's Considerations

The current issue of the Annals of Family Medicine includes two articles that deal with mental health and information technology. There are many assumptions about mental health in the age of digital health, so perhaps the findings of this research. Health Information Technology and Telehealth Healthy Children and Families Personal Health Records Social Media & mHealth The Patient Experience

The Center for a Mental Health & Wellness Tour

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

Now that July, National Minority Mental Health Month, is in full swing, the Center for Total Health encourages you to join us in a new and thought-provoking tour focused on integrating mental health and wellness into everyday life. Through the power of storytelling, you will learn from a wide range of personas whose health is impacted by varying degrees of mental health issues or concerns. About the Center for Total Health.

Mental health app Lantern cuts majority of its staff, plans to end commercial operations

Mobi Health News

No-Cost Talk Therapy & Telehealth Technology Are Put to Use in England, to Provide Greater Access to Mental Health Services

Clocktree

No-cost phone talk therapy is funded by the National Health Service and is a hotline available for unlimited phone therapy sessions. Negative stigma in the UK has kept many people from receiving the proper mental healthcare.

The boom in VC funding for Mental Health startups

Lloyd Price

Back in 2009, venture capital investors backed seven companies in the mental health space. Jump to this year, and VCs have already completed 30 deals for companies working to help people improve mental health and mindfulness.

Thinking About Kate and Anthony – Suicide and Depression Is US

Health Populi

Department of Health and Human Services. The loss of these two bright lights, gone from our lives to suicide within a few days of each other, gives me the sad compulsion to say something, again, about the state of mental health and behavioral health services in America.

3 Ways to Improve the Patient Experience in Mental Health

eVisit

False beliefs or stigmas about mental illness can sometimes make people reluctant to seek help or treatment. Adding to the challenge, there is a reported shortage of mental health professionals across the U.S. that has become more dire with the growing opioid addiction epidemic , especially in rural areas

Mental Health Awareness Month: Telehealth Addresses Escalating Needs

American Well Blog

Mental Health Awareness Month has a nearly 70-year history of informing the public about one of the biggest medical issues affecting the country. While there are countless reasons why people skip making an appointment, part of the blame lies with lack of access to mental care.

Shinola Welcomes Immigrants on the 4th of July: A Love Letter from Detroit to the World Via NYC

Health Populi

Lady Liberty beckons to welcome the tired, the weary, and the ambitious to America in this Shinola video, made in my hometown Detroit. May this bring you joy and positive vibes on Independence Day 2018.

TAO Connect launches monthly subscription for digital mental health tools

Mobi Health News

Petersburg, Florida-based TAO Connect is making its digital self-help and therapy tool direct to consumers for the first time, after previously offering it via schools, community health centers, and employee assistance plans

Litesprite's mobile videogame improves self-reported mental health in small trial

Mobi Health News

A small, 6-week retrospective study published in JMIR mHealth and uHealth found that a behavior health-focused videogame developed by digital health company Litesprite improved self-reported measures of depression, anxiety, and confidence in coping skills

Pope Francis is a Public Health Advocate

Health Populi

He is, I realized while watching this film and hearing this man of words, a public health advocate. This ruins mental health, spiritual health and physical health. So the health mission was certainly alive with the Pope’s namesake’s modus vivendi.

Patients have ambitious health goals, and look to doctors for help

Health Populi

Consumers have health goals across many dimensions, topped with eating well, getting fit, reducing stress, sleeping better, feeling mentally well, and improving personal finances. Consumers embrace their food habits as a key self-care determinant of health.

Mental health, substance abuse treatment have the highest percentage of out-of-network claims

FierceHealthIT

But a substantial amount of out-of-network billing comes through mental health or substance abuse treatment providers that patients seek out intentionally, which suggests other fixes may be in order, according to a recent brief by Kaiser Family Foundation Policies that address out-of-network billing issues have mostly targeted "surprise billing": when a patient isn't able to know a provider is out of network until they receive the bill.

The first A&E Mental Health room in the UK opens at The Royal London Hospital

Lloyd Price

An award-winning new room to support people with mental health conditions in A&E has opened at The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel. The mental health room is the first room of its kind in the country to have artwork specially created for its users by its users – a ‘Hope Wall’. Miles met with service users over a number of sessions to fully understand the individual needs of those who manage mental health issues.

Could Telehealth Services Help Stop the Opioid Crisis?

Clocktree

On October 26, 2017, The White Housedeclared the opioid crisis a public health emergency and the administration acknowledged a need to expand treatment throughout rural areas specifically by making telemedicine more accessible. Healthcare Mental Health Telehealth Telemedicine Opioid Crisis

A Tale of Two America’s for Health

Health Populi

Disparities in Americans’ health vary among people living in each of the 50 states. These differences in health status generally fall into two regions: north and south, found in the Commonwealth Fund’s 2018 Scorecard on State Health System Performance.

Technology, Aging and Obesity Drive Healthcare Spending, BEA Finds

Health Populi

High Spending Growth Rates For Key Diseases In 2000-14 Were Driven By Technology And Demographic Factors , a June 2018 Health Affairs article, analyzed this data. The Bureau is working to better understanding health care spending at this detailed level, by condition. health citizen.

The Health of A Nation – Being Healthy In America Depends on Where You Live

Health Populi

For health and longevity, sorry to see the lowest five ranked states are Washington DC which ranks last, along with Mississippi, Louisiana, South Carolina, and Alabama. Depression and mental/behavioral health conditions also feature prominently in years lived with disability.

The U.S. is a Nation in Pain – America’s Life Expectancy Fell Again in 2016

Health Populi

wars since 1950, according to Pain in the Nation Update from the Well Being Trust and Trust for America’s Health. The Trust for America’s Health is a non-profit, non-partisan organization focused on public health and healthy communities.

How Providence St. Joseph Health, Kaiser Permanente are embracing mental health first aid

FierceHealthIT

Joseph Health and Kaiser Permanente are both incorporating mental health first aid into their behavioral health programs, leaders said at the National Council for Behavioral Health's annual conference. Providence St. The protocol can flag patients at risk more quickly and facilitate difficult conversations

Building Trust and Truth in Patient Social Networks

Health Populi

” Trust and truth underpin health engagement, we learned in the first Edelman Health Engagement Barometer launched ten years ago. Social networks are useful in health care delivery, virtually all healthcare stakeholders agreed.

Mental health admissions increase in Florida in wake of school shooting

FierceHealthIT

Mental health centers in Florida report a spike in admissions of children following the Valentine’s Day school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland. Nearly all 40 beds at Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital in Miami have been full since the shooting and admissions are also up at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale Hospital

As Medical Cost Trend Remains Flat, Patients Face Growing Health Consumer Financial Stress

Health Populi

There’s this macro-health economic story, and then there’s the micro-economics of healthcare for the household. The second graphic, labeled Figure 3, compares national health spending as a share of U.S.

Trump administration leaves insurers, patients in the dark on mental health parity

FierceHealthIT

Democratic and Republican lawmakers are calling out the White House for not issuing mandatory guidance regarding mental health and substance abuse parity in insurance plans. These concerns come as Capital Hill is scrambling to find, and pass, legislation to help control the opioid crisis

Consumers Are Looking For Greater Telehealth Access

Clocktree

Telehealth Telemedicine Healthcare Mental HealthConsumers continue to wish for more virtual care options, creating better overall access to healthcare. According to a 2018 survey conducted by Ernst and Young, more than 50% of 2500 consumers are already using the telemedicine technology available to them through their healthcare providers. However most of these patients do not have access to all the telehealth options they are hoping for.

Guns, Jobs, or Health Care? In 2018, Voters Split as to Top Issue

Health Populi

cording to the May 2018 Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll. And, as a growing public health issue, “guns” could also be adjacent to health. “If it isn’t a health problem, then why are all these people dying from it?”

Sounds Like A John Denver Song: Virginia and Colorado Towns Rank High As Healthy Communities

Health Populi

News & World Report, with help from the University of Missouri Center for Applied Research and Engagement Systems (CARES) and a team from the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics. In addition, lower stress in the workplace also improves health status.

Telehealth Usage and Coverage Continues to Increase Throughout the US

Clocktree

The US Department of Health and Human Services estimates that currently 60% of all healthcare institutions and about 45% of all hospitals are using telehealth in one way or another. 49 states cover telemental health services, and 36 cover various other telehealth services.

What the Latest Pew Consumer Data Means for #HIMSS18

Health Populi

Health Populi’s Hot Points : Health is social: isolation is a social determinant for ill health. The obvious pearl is that not all social networks fit all people: when you’re a marketing a health care service or product, know your end-user’s media preferences.

Health IT, mental health groups back bill to eliminate telehealth restrictions for opioid treatment

FierceHealthIT

Health IT and behavioral health groups are backing Senate legislation that would allow Medicare beneficiaries to receive opioid addiction treatment via telehealth. The groups told lawmakers current restrictions “significantly limit the number of telebehavioral health visits available in Medicare

Bridging the Shortage Gap in Mental Health: Help More People in Need While Growing Your Business

eVisit

Amvets, VA partner to improve veterans’ access to mental health services

FierceHealthIT

Department of Veterans Affairs launched a new program aimed at improving veterans' access to mental health services. Amvets and the U.S. The new program will be called HEAL, based on its component parts: healthcare evaluation, advocacy and legislation

Rush UMC gets $45M grant to expand mental health services for veterans

FierceHealthIT

Rush University Medical Center has received the largest donation in its history—a $45 million gift from the Wounded Warrior Project to expand its mental health services for veterans. Here's what Rush plans to do with the money

Payer Roundup—CMS to decide on mental health waiver decision this week

FierceHealthIT

Seema Verma says that one state's request to use federal Medicaid dollars on certain mental health treatments will get a thumbs up, or down, sometime this week, as well as other news you may have missed

How outpatient and inpatient mental health providers can work better together

FierceHealthIT

There are some simple changes that behavioral health providers can make to improve coordination—and in some states, those efforts are already paying off