Tag: behavioral health

Work & Life at SAS
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Mental health recovery during COVID can be complicated by the workplace

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and Recovery Month, which have the important goals of preventing suicide and promoting the idea that recovery from behavioral health conditions is achievable. Amid an unprecedented year of stressors, 2020’s awareness months around behavioral health conditions have become more relevant to far more people.  In recognition of the challenges and changes in people’s work lives,

Analytics | Data for Good
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Mental health and criminal justice connections studied in innovative California program

Getting people with mental health conditions the help they need is a top priority for many Californians, according to a recent California Health Care Foundation report. In 2004, Golden State voters approved the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). Enacted into law in January 2005, MHSA has generated approximately $15 billion

Analytics | Data for Good
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Combatting behavioral health stigma and discrimination with analytics

Stigma and discrimination in behavioral health, while improving, remain obstacles to people seeking care.  And any obstacles need to be addressed, because those struggling with behavioral health and mental illness are simply not getting the help they need. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, “The percentage of young

Analytics | Data Management
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Behavioral health remains a blind spot in health IT

Behavioral health information technology (HIT) adoption efforts have struggled and are still plagued by a number of challenges. Since 2011, the federal government has incentivized the industry to the tune of $37 billion. However, according to US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) “psychologists, community mental health centers, psychiatric hospitals, and others