Category: Behavioral Health Awareness

September 28, 2020

Finding the right EHR means asking the right questions.  When searching for an EHR, you likely have a list of criteria that is important for your practice. Perhaps you want to ensure the platform utilizes current technology, is intuitive, or enables efficient reporting and payments. On the surface, it can be hard to distinguish the…
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Vincent Bellwoar

December 20, 2019

Partnering with Valant EHR to increase market share and profits while meeting the challenges of Integrated Care, Outcomes Measures, and Value-Based Contracts Over the past dozen years, we have seen a significant shift in the role of behavioral healthcare. Once treated as an ancillary to primary care, we now recognize the fact that mental health…
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January 23, 2019

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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December 21, 2018

Five organizations that are definitely worth your attention Updated: October 2020 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…
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November 19, 2018

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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October 10, 2018

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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August 1, 2018

Behavioral Health Matters: Schizophrenia 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 the more common…
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April 16, 2018

Characteristics of America’s most prevalent and invisible eating disorder Although Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is a relative newcomer to medically-recognized eating disorders, it is now the most common eating disorder in the United States1. Its recognition is important because before 2013 people experiencing BED-like symptoms might have been diagnosed under “eater disorder not otherwise specified”…
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April 12, 2018

April is Autism Awareness Month. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) represents a significant challenge for the behavioral healthcare community. Its prevalence has risen at an alarming rate over recent years, with some 1 in 68 children now recognized as being on the spectrum. This April isn’t only for autism awareness in and of itself; it is…
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February 5, 2018

A summary of upcoming behavioral health conferences geared toward the private practice in 2018 Conferences are great for brushing up on the latest industry knowledge, collaborating with colleagues, and discovering new ways to improve professionally. This year there is a pretty exciting line-up of private-practice-oriented conferences. Are you considering attending a behavioral health conference this…
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