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Recovery Update features the most recent articles from throughout the field of psychiatric rehabilitation. Stay up to date on all the latest mental health news through this weekly newsletter.
 

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Recovery Update features the most recent articles from throughout the field of psychiatric rehabilitation. Stay up to date on all the latest mental health news through this weekly newsletter.

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Have you earned the CPRP certification yet? Enhance your professional status with a distinguished group of more than 2,700 individuals who demonstrate how psychiatric rehabilitation positively changes the lives of individuals with serious mental illness to one of hope, self-determination, empowerment and recovery. Do you still need training to meet the education/training eligibility requirement? PRA's Academy offers plenty of online courses to meet your 45 hour requirement.
There are not enough mental health clinicians in America to keep up with the demand for them. In an effort to combat this issue, healthcare providers are turning to screens and phones. Telepsychiatry — mental health care via remote communication, such as computers and phones — is not a new practice in the behavioral health field. For Regroup, a company headquartered in Ravenswood, telepsychiatry makes mental health services more accessible for individuals living in communities with a lack of clinicians.
Researchers have traced a connection between some infections and mental illnesses like schizophrenia, depression and bipolar disorder. New research from Denmark bolsters that connection. The study, published Thursday in JAMA Psychiatry, shows that a wide variety of infections, even common ones like bronchitis, are linked to a higher risk of many mental illnesses in children and adolescents.
On the surface, the news looks good for America's mental health -- a new report shows the rate of people with serious psychological distress is declining, and more folks are seeking mental health care on an outpatient basis. But the haves are edging out the have-nots when it comes to mental health care, a closer peek at the numbers reveals.
Breast cancer survivors may be more likely to experience anxiety, depression, sleep troubles and other mental health issues than women who have not been diagnosed with the disease, a research review suggests. The study team examined data from 60 previously published studies of women who had survived breast cancer that focused on a variety of psychological issues as well as challenges with cognitive and sexual function one year or more after treatment.
During the midterm election, voters sent several clear messages. Two in the health sphere were that they want equitable, affordable, and comprehensive health care coverage; and they want solutions to address the opioid epidemic. The newly constituted Congress has a tool with vast — and sadly untapped — potential to address both issues: the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, also known as the Parity Act.
Use of outpatient mental health services has increased among US adults, but many with serious psychological distress still go untreated, new research shows. Investigators analyzed 10-year data from almost 140,000 US adults and found that serious psychological distress declined between 2004-2005 and 2014-2015.
Sarah Squirrell is taking a job that not everyone would want. But Squirrell, currently the executive director of Building Bright Futures, says she is up to the challenge of improving Vermont's overburdened mental health treatment system when she becomes the state’s next mental health commissioner on Jan. 1.
Two committees of New York state lawmakers are examining the level of mental health services provided in the state's juvenile justice system. The Assembly's Committee on Children and Families and the Committee on Mental Health are scheduled to hold a public hearing on the topic Tuesday in Albany. The meeting will focus on the level of care given to juvenile offenders struggling with some type of mental health challenges. Experts, advocates and relatives of offenders are expected to participate.
Thousands of psychologists, therapists, social workers and psychiatric nurses will begin a five-day strike Monday against Kaiser Permanente at more than 100 facilities across California, demanding one of the nation's largest non-profit HMOs devote more resources to mental health services. The shortage of mental health professionals is a growing problem nationwide.
You've distinguished yourself as a leader in the psychiatric rehabilitation field. Stay competitive by keeping your credential current! CPRP and CFRP's are required to recertify every three (3) years. A minimum of 50 percent of the required hours must be earned through attendance or completion of approved PRA trainings. Do you still need training to meet the education/training requirement? PRA's Academy offers plenty of online courses to meet your 45 hour requirement.
Lead your professional field with the status of the CFRP Certification. The CFRP is designed to elevate professional standards in the field of children's mental and behavioral healthcare. The certification fosters the growth of a qualified, ethical, and culturally diverse child and family psychiatric rehabilitation workforce through enforcement of a practitioner code of ethics. Do you still need training to meet the education/training eligibility requirement? PRA's Academy offers plenty of online courses to meet your 45 hour requirement.
An apparent rise in anxiety among British children has prompted concern from mental health experts, as two reports reveal an alarming surge in medication addiction and the number of young people seeking counseling for the disorder. Childline, the phone counseling service run by UK children's charity the NSPCC, took 21,297 calls about anxiety in the past year — a 55 percent increase on the previous year, when 13,746 children rang the hotline about the problem.