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Coronavirus

The impact of requiring social distancing as a response to a spreading pandemic is especially complex in an environment in which socialization is a critical part of the therapeutic paradigm. Responses to this dilemma are widely varied.
The Mental Health Liaison Group has asked CMS that the flexibilities around telehealth it enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic be extended one year after the emergency period is declared over to evaluate the potential for certain changes to become permanent.
Many individuals are finding themselves feeling scared, confused, angry, and generally unsettled by current events. Here are some ways mental health professionals can help patients cope with COVID-19.
It is ironic that deinstitutionalization from state psychiatric hospitals and decarceration from city and county jails—major objectives long sought by the behavioral health community—have turned into significant problems in the COVID-19 era.
The global pandemic can be remembered as the time we decided to reach more people. Here are three areas of behavioral healthcare we can prioritize for positively changing behavioral healthcare as we know it.
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