Reduce up to 15% of your organization’s healthcare cost

Expose your potential savings with our Healthcare Cost Savings Scorecard

Mental and Behavioral Health Blog

How Much is Mental Health Costing Your Compay?

 //   // 

The Rise of Mental Health Problems Mental health problems are on the rise across the United States, with recent estimates suggesting a near doubling of problems with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and suicidal ideation in working age adults. Accompanying the increase in mental health problems are a variety of costly outcomes such as decreased employee productivity and increased healthcare costs. But until recently, it was challenging to accurately estimate how much mental health may actually be costing an organization.

Read More

Study Examines the Impact of Mindfulness on Higher Education Burnout

 //   // 

A recent study by Becker and colleagues (2020) published in the Journal of Integrated Social Sciences demonstrated that mindfulness may be a viable way to combat employee burnout in a higher education workplace.

Read More

Key Neurological Differences Between Youth with Bipolar Disorder and Unipolar Depression

 //   // 

This week we will be discussing an article published in the Journal of Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging in December 2020. In this article, titled “Differentiating bipolar disorder from unipolar depression in youth: A systematic literature review of neuroimaging research studies”, authors Kelberman and colleagues present their review of literature examining differences in brain functioning between youth with and without bipolar disorder. 

Read More

Anxiety Responses to COVID-19: Patterns of Change

 //   // 

Read More

College Student Mental Health and Wellness: Impact of COVID-19

 //   // 

This week we will be discussing an article titled, “Impact of COVID on College Student Mental Health and Wellness”, authored by Copeland and colleagues. In this article published in October of 2020, the authors examine and discuss the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the emotions, behavior, and wellness of first-year college students. 

Read More

Efficacy of a Spanish Mobile Application to Reduce Self-Injurious Behavior

 //   // 

This week we will be discussing an article titled “CALMA, a Mobile Health Application, as an Accessory to Therapy for Reduction of Suicidal and Non-Suicidal Self-Injured Behaviors: A Pilot Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial.” This article, written by Rodante and colleagues, was  published in the Archives of Suicide Research Journal in October of 2020. In this article, the authors evaluated the utility of a mobile-health application (used as an adjunct to ongoing therapy), CALMA, in reducing the frequency of suicidal and non-suicidal behaviors and/or ideations.

Read More

Evaluating  the Quality of Addiction Treatment Across the United States

 //   // 

This week we will be discussing an article written by authors Mark, Dowd, and Council published on August 20, 2020 in the RTI International Journal. In this article titled, “Tracking Quality of Addiction Treatment Over Time and Across states: Using the Federal Government’s “Signs” of Higher Quality”, the authors track trends in the signs of higher-quality addiction treatment as defined by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Addiction (NIAAA), and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Read More

The Effectiveness of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Children/Adolescents

 //   // 

This week we will be discussing an article published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology Review titled, “Cognitive behavioral therapy for internalizing disorders in children and adolescents in routine clinical care: A systematic review and meta-analysis”, written by authors Wergeland, Riise, and Ӧst. 

Read More

LGBT-specific Mental Health Treatment in the United States

 //   // 

This week we will be discussing an article published in the Journal of Health Services Research titled, “The availability of LGBT-specific mental health and substance abuse treatment in the United States”, written by authors Williams and Fish. The authors examine the presence of LGBT-specific treatment programs in the United States, as well as predictive facility  characteristics that may be associated with providing LGBT-specific intervention programs.

Read More

Examining Substance Use Treatment Efficacy at 12-Month Follow-Up, Across Younger and Older Adults

 //   // 

The article we will discuss this week is published in the Journal of Addictive Behaviors, and is titled “Evaluating substance use treatment efficacy for younger and older adults.”  In this article, authors Dingle and Bowen examine how common substance use treatments - standard cognitive-behavioral relapse prevention (RP), Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP), and 12-step-based treatment as usual (TAU) - are associated with 12-month sobriety for younger and older adults.

Read More