To keep you better informed about some of the biggest news and developments concerning behavioral and mental health, below are 10 of the most significant reports published in May and a few bonus pieces. Highlights include stories on a new social media advisory, screening tool effectiveness, the importance of early screening, multiple survey results and chatbots.
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U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy released a new surgeon general's advisory on social media and youth mental health.
A study showed the use of screening tools was effective in identifying substance use disorders (SUDs) in adolescents and can be recommended.
Proem's Dr. Thomas R. Young spoke with Contemporary Pediatrics about the importance of early mental health screening for children and adolescents.
Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Congressman Bill Johnson (R-OH) reintroduced the Telemental Health Care Access Act, legislation that would remove barriers to virtual mental and behavioral health care for Medicare beneficiaries.
An article from the American Health Association discussed co-occurring cardiac and mental health issues.
KFF published the results of its behavioral health survey of state Medicaid programs which found that while these programs are taking steps to help implement and fund crisis services, accessibility and other gaps remain.
The results of a survey revealed American workers' mental health is declining.
A KFF Health News analysis of mental health chatbots found few of the many apps have independent outcomes research showing they help, while most have not been scrutinized by the FDA.
Survey data revealed dissatisfaction among many health plan purchasers over behavioral health network access quality.
10. The Joint Commission Releases New Public Education Campaign During Mental Health Awareness Month in May
The Joint Commission launched a new public education campaign: Speak Up For Your Mental Health.
Bonus items ...
Proem Behavioral Health's John Letter Appears on Atlanta Business RadioX
Proem CEO John Letter appeared as a guest on Atlanta Business RadioX to discuss a wide range of behavioral health topics.
Proem Named 'Mental Health Startup You Need to Know'
Hypepotamus included Proem on its list of "mental health startups you need to know."