Access to Behavioral Health

May 30, 2023
Rebecca Chickey, AHA’s senior director of behavioral health, talks with Dr. Arpan Waghray, CEO of Providence Well-Being Trust, and Elisa Arespacochaga, AHA’s vice president of clinical affairs and workforce, about strategies to support the mental well-being of health care workers.
May 26, 2023
The shortage of behavioral health care professionals is a serious public health issue, particularly in rural areas. In rural Iowa, some care providers have found successful new pathways to recruit, train and retain behavioral health specialists. 
May 24, 2023
For health care workers, finding the right words to support a colleague struggling with their mental health or thoughts of suicide can be challenging.
May 22, 2023
On this episode, I talk with Jesse Tamplen, vice president of behavioral health services at John Muir Health, located east of San Francisco, and a member of the AHA Committee on Behavioral Health.
May 22, 2023
Hospitals and health systems are playing an increasingly important role in providing behavioral health care, whether in their own facilities or by helping patients connect with community resources.
May 19, 2023
After three years of caring on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic, health care providers are confronting a landscape deeply altered by its effects, including the emergence of behavioral health care as an even greater challenge.
May 18, 2023
“As a practicing geriatric psychiatrist for more than 15 years, I’ve seen firsthand the mental and physical toll that anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions have taken on older adults, especially when left untreated for years,” writes Arpan Waghray, M.D., CEO of Providence’s Well…
May 18, 2023
States, territories and tribes can apply for a portion of $200 million in new funding to build local capacity for the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline and related services, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration announced.
May 16, 2023
Arpan Waghray, M.D., CEO, Providence’s Well Being Trust Past Chair, American Hospital Association Committee on Behavioral Health
May 15, 2023
The Health Resources and Services Administration announced a new toll-free number (1-833-TLC-MAMA) and promotional toolkit for its National Maternal Mental Health Hotline for pregnant and postpartum individuals with mental health concerns.