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The Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association Certification Commission has authorized a routine maintenance and quality assurance process for the CPRP examination. In compliance with the Test Standards and best practices, a review is done periodically to confirm the reliability and validity of the test.
Every now and then you may wonder, Where did the time go? Whether mystified at how quickly an afternoon slipped away or reflecting on years gone by at lightning speed, you've probably experienced periodic sensations of lost time. Yet 44% of Americans feel they've lost time in their lives due to a known culprit: poor mental health.
Texas leaders recently unveiled a new $305 million hospital, part of an $2.5 billion overhaul of the state's aging psychiatric hospital system. Austin State Hospital is a new 240-bed facility that has been built on the existing 80-acre campus located about three miles north of downtown Austin.
About two dozen health care workers crowded around tables on a recent Thursday to troubleshoot the many ways things could go south in their new workplace. Staffers learned what to do during a natural disaster like an earthquake.
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced recently that the state will make $3.3 billion in funding available by July to begin building inpatient and outpatient mental health treatment centers as part of a massive effort to transform California's mental health system and address the homelessness crisis.
On May 14 there was a public hearing on the closure of an inpatient psychiatric ward in central Minnesota. Lakewood Health System plans to close its 10-bed unit in its hospital in the small town of Staples.
You have insurance but it's the wrong one. You have the right therapist but she's out of network. You have the right insurance but the appointment is eight months away. It's a frustratingly common set of barriers in the United States, at a time when one in six Americans are seeking or want to seek mental health services, according to the National Council for Mental Well-Being.
In a matter of months, the Food and Drug Administration is expected to decide whether the drug commonly known as ecstasy can be used as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. An approval by the agency would represent an enormous milestone for the movement to bring psychedelics into the mainstream of mental health care.
In a new study, researchers looked at whether lonely people are more prone to problems such as depression and psychosis. Based on medication use, the correlation is clear. "We have found a correlation between loneliness and several mental health problems," says Associate Professor Rubén Rodríguez-Cano at NTNU's Department of Psychology.
While 20% of California adults said they had four or more adverse childhood experiences, nearly 40% of that group reported an unmet mental health need in the last year, according to a new study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
With rates of depression rising among young people on university campuses, a team of SMU researchers found that combining two different therapeutic approaches demonstrated effectiveness in improving students' overall mental health.