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Is it winter blues, or time to see a professional? The middle of winter can be a trying time. It’s common to experience some strange emotional dynamics on account of the shorter solar cycle, particularly for people that work full-time indoors. Often times one may observe a lapse in motivation or energy. As easy as...
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Considerations for creating an effective behavioral health business plan To compare a private behavioral health practice to a retail store might seem like an awkward juxtaposition to some. After all, a retail consumer and a client suffering from mental illness have two distinct sets of needs that have little in common. But at the end...
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Five organizations that are definitely worth your attention The behavioral health industry continues to make strides thanks in no small part to the many organizations and professionals that work within it. Progress is the result of dedication to care, research, and advocacy, demonstrated quite often by nonprofit and charitable organizations across the United States. In...
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Characteristics, similarities, and unique diagnostic challenges Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is characterized by an ongoing pattern of varying moods, self-image, and behavior. While these symptoms usually result in impulsive behavior and difficulty maintaining personal relationships with others, they also, in many ways, resemble symptoms of other behavioral health problems, presenting a unique challenge for care...
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6 essential steps for successful enterprise software procurement Enterprise behavioral health organizations rely on technology for efficiency, workflow automation, and regulatory compliance. The shifting dynamics of health care mean that from time to time organizations must re-evaluate their technology needs and procure new solutions to help them achieve their goals. As an EHR solution impacts...
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A list of restaurants, bars, and activities compiled by Seattle natives The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s 65th Annual Meeting is this week, and out-of-town vendors and AACAP attendees alike might be wondering what there is to do in Seattle. There are of course the most typical destinations for sight-seeing, such as the...
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A response to Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why in the context of suicide awareness and prevention September was Suicide Prevention Awareness month. With the month recently passed, it’s important to carry the conversation about suicide forward in a safe and responsible way. Popular shows, such as Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, have sparked interest in the topic,...
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New technology, new rules, new process Pick your favorite video streaming service and compare it to a random VCR company. If you were to ask them both if they had a pause button, both could honestly reply “yes”, but it would say little about the important distinctions between the underlying technologies of the two and...
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How to grow into a full-time career in behavioral health care Recently graduated behavioral health professionals learn valuable insights and skills throughout their academic experiences that enable them to provide quality care, but sometimes find themselves under-equipped in matters pertaining to business and marketing. As a result, many providers begin their careers with considerable gaps...
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Egregious misconceptions that just won’t go away Schizophrenia is a mental health problem that is rife with misconceptions. Some of this can be rightfully attributed to its complexity as a mental health illness, though misrepresentation of the illness in popular culture must also be accounted for. The following are a few examples of some of...
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