Access to Behavioral Health

Jul 20, 2022
Commenting yesterday on draft legislation to expand access to mental health services through telehealth, AHA told the Senate Finance Committee the following.
Jul 20, 2022
AHA supports allowing Medicare beneficiaries who seek treatment for mental health disorders to receive their care through audio-only services. AHA also supports removing the requirement for Medicare patients to receive an in-person visit prior to receiving mental health services through telehealth.
Jul 18, 2022
In 2020, Congress designated 988 as an easy to remember 3-digit dialing, texting, and chat code to assist people experiencing mental health and/or substance use emergencies. 988 will complement the current National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, which is currently answered by over 200 local crisis…
Jul 13, 2022
This month we celebrate National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, so it is appropriate that we consider the impact of our words as we work to reduce the stigma around mental health issues.
Jul 11, 2022
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has expanded its toolkit to help health care providers and others prepare for the July 16 launch of 988, the new phone number for anyone experiencing suicidal thoughts or a mental health or substance use crisis.
Jul 8, 2022
Vail Health formed Eagle Valley Behavioral Health (EVBH), a 501c3 nonprofit, to lead the community collaboration ensuring access to superior behavioral health services for everyone in Eagle County.
Jul 5, 2022
Learn about the behavioral health achievements of Colorado’s rural Eagle Valley Behavioral Health.
Jul 1, 2022
n November 2021, leaders at Charles A. Cannon, Jr. Memorial Hospital (Cannon) formed Appalachian Regional Behavioral Health (ARBH) Hospital, a 37-bed, walk-in inpatient facility — and the first Critical Access Hospital (CAH) in the country to also house a behavioral health hospital on its campus.