Behavioral Health Intervention & Issues Prevention

Sep 9, 2021
National Suicide Prevention Week and National Suicide Prevention Month provide an important opportunity to educate the public about suicide prevention and make difference for those impacted by suicide. This toolkit provides an overview of how you can help amplify the message of AFSP’s campaign for…
Jul 7, 2021
In addition to the COVID-19 pandemic, events sparked by the murder of George Floyd increased the constant exposure to stress in communities of color, a detriment to one’s physical and mental health, writes Kimberlydawn Wisdom, M.D., senior vice president of community health and equity and chief…
Jul 6, 2021
Today researchers are expanding their focus to assess the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in psychiatry and therapy to include facial recognition, text analysis software and other tools. The aim is to supplement clinicians’ efforts to spot mental illnesses earlier and improve treatments…
Jun 24, 2021
EmPATH — or Emergency Psychiatric Assessment, Treatment and Healing — is designed to guide patients safely through a current crisis while building coping skills that will guide them through future challenges. Though it just opened in March, this unit is moving emergency mental health care in a new…
Apr 20, 2021
Nearly one in five health care workers say they need mental health services due to the pandemic but have yet to seek care because they’re too busy, unable to get time off work, can’t afford it or are too afraid or embarrassed.
Feb 27, 2021
The House of Representatives early this morning voted 219-212 to approve a modified version of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, legislation to provide reconciliation protection for a roughly $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, which includes a number of provisions that affect hospitals and…
Jun 7, 2017
Overview In 1995, a group of Bridgeport health, education, and social service providers began meeting to address the challenges of young children and families who were “falling through the cracks” and not receiving critically needed services. A collaboration among early childhood service providers…