Behavioral Health Headlines

  • LMU symposium addresses opioid epidemic 17 Oct 2017 16:09 Middlesboro Daily News HARROGATE, Tenn. — Students across health profession programs gathered at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) on Sept. 29, for an all-day symposium titled, “Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: Control Drug Misuse.” …
  • Local program fighting drug abuse faces possible shutdown 17 Oct 2017 16:08 SentinelSource.com A Cheshire County program that provides 24/7 assistance and counseling to people with substance use disorders could be forced to shut down, unless New Hampshire’s Department of Health and Human Services acts quickly to establish a new funding strategy …
  • Travis James Busse 17 Oct 2017 14:00 Channel 3000 VERONA/MCFARLAND/MADISON- Travis J. Busse of Verona, passed away at age 24 on Oct. 14, 2017. Travis was born at Beale Air Force Base in California, on March 5, 1993, to David Busse and Shari Klessig. Travis moved to McFarland when he was six …
  • BPL Adds Outreach Manager to Help Homeless 17 Oct 2017 10:58 Beacon Hill Times By Beth Treffeisen In an effort to provide additional care to individuals in need, the Boston Public Library (BPL) has created a new outreach manager position to provide a path of services to unsheltered individuals drawn to the spaces and resources of …
  • Community members climb 20 floors to raise funds for addiction treatment 17 Oct 2017 09:12 Daily Northwestern Donning baby blue team shirts in honor of her brother, Cayla Gamble and more than 20 family members and supporters gathered Sunday in Orrington Plaza to climb the Bank One tower’s 20 stories of stairs. Her brother, Gary Charlton, died from a heroin …
  • Lake County offers mental health first aid training 17 Oct 2017 06:44 Dailyherald.com The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is offering several Youth Mental Health First Aid trainings to the public in November 2017 and January 2018. The full-day workshops will provide adults with the knowledge and skills needed to …
  • STEL awarded $790,000 to develop supportive housing units in Dunkirk, Jamestown 17 Oct 2017 06:21 The OBSERVER Southern Tier Environments for Living, Inc. (STEL) recently received two conditional awards from New York State to develop 35 supportive housing units in Chautauqua County through its Dunkirk Renovation and Ownership Program and proposed Gateway Lofts …
  • Rural B.C. needs injectable treatment in OD crisis fight, pharmacists say 17 Oct 2017 04:40 CTV News VANCOUVER - Chronic opioid users in rural and remote communities in British Columbia need access to supervised injectable treatment that is already available in the Vancouver area, says the head of the BC Pharmacy Association. Geraldine Vance said the …
  • Letter: Psychiatry and Mass Violence 17 Oct 2017 04:30 The New York Times Photo A memorial honoring the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas. Credit Drew Angerer/Getty Images To the Editor: Re “Psychiatrists Can’t Stop Mass Killers,” by Richard A. Friedman (Op-Ed, Oct. 12): I respectfully disagree with my distinguished …
  • New ECU program aims to meet mental health provider shortage head on 17 Oct 2017 03:21 WNCT GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – A new online program offered at ECU’s College of Nursing hopes to increase the number of mental health providers in North Carolina. The Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program offers students the ability to get a …
  • Looking to add substance abuse counselors, state eases licensing 17 Oct 2017 02:05 VTDigger Gov. Phil Scott discusses regulatory reforms aimed at faster licensing of drug counselors Monday. Photo by Mike Dougherty/VTDigger In what he called a sign of progress in combating the opioid crisis, Gov. Phil Scott announced Monday that the state has …
  • Surgeons taking hard look at use of opioids 16 Oct 2017 23:39 South Coast Business Bulletin By Katie LannanState House News Service BOSTON — For a patient recovering from surgery, an opioid painkiller prescription can be the first step to necessary relief. Surgeons who gathered at the State House Monday said there's a growing focus in their …
  • Pharmacists say rural B.C. needs injectable treatment in overdose crisis fight 16 Oct 2017 23:23 Brandon Sun VANCOUVER - Chronic opioid users in rural and remote communities in British Columbia need access to supervised injectable treatment that is already available in the Vancouver area, says the head of the BC Pharmacy Association. Geraldine Vance said the …
  • Big Box Stores And ‘Hemp CBD’ 16 Oct 2017 22:43 4-traders (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Media recently reported on Target’s short-lived effort at selling cannabis-based CBD products online. By the end of the day on which the reporting was made, the major retailer had already removed the product …
  • Shortage of foster families for teens, older kids 16 Oct 2017 22:31 Redding   There are enough foster parents in Shasta County for the county’s children, and more. So why are some children and youths housed in other care programs waiting for a foster family? The answer is in the age group most foster parents want to foster. “ …
  • Overdose crisis: Mass naloxone training sessions to be held at UBC 16 Oct 2017 22:17 Leader Post The University of B.C.’s Alma Mater Society is organizing mass training events to teach students to recognize and reverse drug overdoses amid a devastating provincial health emergency that shows no sign of slowing down. Organizers say 120 students are …
  • Teva's Ongoing Complications: Psychology And Generic Drugs 16 Oct 2017 22:12 Seeking Alpha Background Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE:TEVA) is an Israeli multinational pharmaceutical company that focuses primarily on production of generic drugs. The company’s global dominance is clear as their healthcare solutions are used by over 200 …
  • Data: Colo. rec. pot caused fewer opioid deaths 16 Oct 2017 21:47 Newsnet 5 DENVER – Opioid-related deaths have fell by more than 6 percent in Colorado in the two years after the state started selling recreational marijuana, according to new research published in November’s edition of the American Journal of Public Health. The …
  • Scott, Condos announce reforms to address Vermont’s substance use disorder workforce crisis 16 Oct 2017 21:33 Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Business Magazine At a press conference Monday, Governor Phil Scott, Secretary of State Jim Condos and Director of Professional Regulation Colin Benjamin announced reforms to the administrative rules governing Apprentice Addiction Professionals ( …
  • Trump Taking Second Look at Drug Czar Nominee After Report 16 Oct 2017 20:28 NBCNews WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Monday that he would "look into" a report that his pick for drug czar championed a bill that effectively handcuffed federal agents from going after the Big Pharma firms that flooded with the country with …
  • Colo. rec. pot caused fewer opioid deaths 16 Oct 2017 20:23 WXYZ DENVER – Opioid-related deaths have fell by more than 6 percent in Colorado in the two years after the state started selling recreational marijuana, according to new research published in November’s edition of the American Journal of Public Health. The …
  • Giving a Voice to Mental Illness 16 Oct 2017 20:19 Newswise Verna decided to leave her job to pursue a career that would advance the validity of mental illness – and found it at Rutgers’ University Behavioral Health Care, where she lends a mental health consumer voice to staff training. In Verna’s role as a …
  • New Book Explores Drinking, Drug Abuse, and Addiction in the Autism Community 16 Oct 2017 20:14 Newswise Newswise — What is the connection between autism and addiction? Why are individuals with autism more likely to develop a substance use disorder than the general population? Until recently, substance use disorder (SUD) was considered rare among those with …
  • Trump Taking Second Look at Drug Czar Nominee After Report 16 Oct 2017 19:43 NBCNews WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Monday that he would "look into" a report that his pick for drug czar championed a bill that effectively handcuffed federal agents who went after the Big Pharma firms that flooded with the country with …
  • B.C. pharmacists call for immediate expansion of services to remote communities 16 Oct 2017 19:23 Brandon Sun VANCOUVER - The head of the BC Pharmacy Association says chronic opioid users in rural and remote communities should have access to supervised injectable treatment that is already available in the Vancouver area. Geraldine Vance says the overdose epidemic …