Magazine article Behavioral Healthcare Executive

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Magazine article Behavioral Healthcare Executive

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Perspective: The Human Cost of New Mexico's Behavioral Health Crisis A mental health professional with lived experience reflects on the impact of the funding halt to 15 major New Mexico behavioral health providers.

www.behavioral.net/perspective

One-to-one observation not always effective in preventing suicide Architect and facility design expert, Jim Hunt, frequently blogs about topics relating to facility design and safety. In this post, he discusses the final step in trying to keep a suicidal patient safe often being assigning a "sitter" to the patient. He says this practice is often referred to as providing "one-to-one" observation and shares a study that shows that it is not effective in 9% of inpatient suicides.

www.behavioral.net/observation

What makes behavioral healthcare leadership so hard? H. Steven Moffic, MD, who often blogs about leadership in general, says, "In retrospect, I think one of the reasons I've been so fascinated to blog about successful leaders in other fields, and in other countries, is because of how hard it is to be a leader in behavioral healthcare in the United States. …

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