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BayCare to Expand Behavioral Health Services

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 9:58pm

CLEARWATER, Fla., Feb. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --BayCare Health System, West Central Florida's largest provider of behavioral health services, on Thursday announced plans to significantly increase its capacity and commitment to both inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services in response to the community's needs.

Key Points: 
  • CLEARWATER, Fla., Feb. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --BayCare Health System, West Central Florida's largest provider of behavioral health services, on Thursday announced plans to significantly increase its capacity and commitment to both inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services in response to the community's needs.
  • Also significant: Several of the new services are being offered in communities that currently have little or no access to behavioral health services.
  • The investment is BayCare's latest step in addressing the region's behavioral health resources since the health system's 2019 Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA) highlighted the region's unmet needs.
  • The investment by BayCare comes roughly a year after the health care system worked to bring together a coalition of health care providers and community and government partners to address systemic access issues to behavioral health services for local residents.

Lyra Health Study Shows Workplace Mental Health Benefits Falling Short

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 1:00pm

BURLINGAME, Calif., Feb. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Lyra Health , the leading provider of comprehensive mental health care benefits for employers, today announced the findings of its first annual State of Mental Health at Work report , which revealed that employer-provided mental health care benefits are falling short of employees' escalating needs.

Key Points: 
  • BURLINGAME, Calif., Feb. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Lyra Health , the leading provider of comprehensive mental health care benefits for employers, today announced the findings of its first annual State of Mental Health at Work report , which revealed that employer-provided mental health care benefits are falling short of employees' escalating needs.
  • A quarter of employee respondents shared that their mental health has declined over the past year, with diagnosable mental health conditions doubling.
  • For more report findings and best practices to support workforce mental health and well-being, download the Lyra Health State of Mental Health at Work 2021 report .
  • Lyra Health, a leading provider of innovative mental health benefits for more than 2 million U.S. employees and dependents, is transforming mental health care by creating a frictionless experience for members, providers, and employers.

Ginger Partners with Capsule to Seamlessly Prescribe and Deliver Mental Health Medications

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 1:00pm

Ginger , the leader in on-demand mental healthcare, today announced a partnership with Capsule , the nations largest independent digital pharmacy, to provide Ginger members with an effortless way to receive and manage mental health medications safely from their homes.

Key Points: 
  • Ginger , the leader in on-demand mental healthcare, today announced a partnership with Capsule , the nations largest independent digital pharmacy, to provide Ginger members with an effortless way to receive and manage mental health medications safely from their homes.
  • Ginger members are treated and supervised within a team-based care model, which includes behavioral health coaches, licensed therapists, and psychiatrists.
  • When left unmanaged, mental health prescription usage can result in adverse interactions, unnecessary medication dependency, and poor transition on and off medications.
  • Ginger's nationwide network of board-certified psychiatrists support members with managing their mental health medications, ranging from traditional antidepressants to more complex mood-stabilizing medications.

EyeBuyDirect Enhances Low-Bridge Fit Collection With New Styles

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 1:00pm

Through these new offerings, EyeBuyDirect continues its promise to help consumers find perfect-fitting frames at an affordable price.

Key Points: 
  • Through these new offerings, EyeBuyDirect continues its promise to help consumers find perfect-fitting frames at an affordable price.
  • Frames with a low-bridge fit offer the following benefits:
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  • Through the end of February, EyeBuyDirect is also offering 30% off everything, including all low-bridge fit styles.
  • Offering over 2000 affordable frames, EyeBuyDirect owns the entire process from concept and design to manufacturing, with fashionable frames starting at just $6.

Industry Roundtable: How Communities Can Tackle the Mental Health and Substance Misuse Crisis to Maximize Their Collective Impact

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 12:55pm

"While our attention has been focused on COVID-19, we've had major public health problems raging in other critical areas in thebackground," said Amarasingham.

Key Points: 
  • "While our attention has been focused on COVID-19, we've had major public health problems raging in other critical areas in thebackground," said Amarasingham.
  • "People should understand that mental illness and substance use are diseases and have a disease process akin to physical illnesses.
  • "The HHD partners with its local mental health authority, mental health and recovery providers, and advocacy groups to increase help-seeking behaviors and reduce the stigma.
  • Combined, our solutions, Pieces Predict and Pieces Connect, create a comprehensive and unique solution for connected community health.

Survey finds employees are in no rush to return to the office, even with a vaccine

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 11:00am

"We are still determining what returning to the office will look like for our organization and know other companies are in the same boat.

Key Points: 
  • "We are still determining what returning to the office will look like for our organization and know other companies are in the same boat.
  • We hope these survey results can help guide employers to create a return-to-office plan that focuses on what's best for their employees and the health of their organizations."
  • Surprisingly, over a third (35%) of respondents said working from home during this time positively impacted their mental health.
  • Over a quarter (26%) indicated a negative impact, and 39% reported no change to their mental health.

Cerebral's Online Mental Health Care Now Available Everywhere in the U.S.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 7:00pm

WALNUT, Calif., Feb. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Today, Cerebral's online mental health care is officially available across the entire United States.

Key Points: 
  • WALNUT, Calif., Feb. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Today, Cerebral's online mental health care is officially available across the entire United States.
  • When Cerebral launched its online mental health care service at the beginning of 2020, Covid-19 had not yet struck the U.S. and launched so much of the country into mental health crisis.
  • But even before Covid, the need was evident for Cerebral's high-quality mental health care for anyone to access at any time.
  • Delivering online mental health care across the country is an enormous undertaking and a big challenge.

Study Shows That 60% Of Employees Would Take A Pay Cut To Have Better Air Quality and Hygiene In Their Workplace

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 3:20pm

"Based on our study, research shows that when workers return to their workplaces, their expectations and priorities have changed.

Key Points: 
  • "Based on our study, research shows that when workers return to their workplaces, their expectations and priorities have changed.
  • Physical health is important, but these measures also contribute to the mental health and overall well-being of employees."
  • To find out more about the independent research study as well as the ways to improve workplace air quality, visit the Ambius website .
  • Founded in 1963 and operating today in 16 countries, Ambius is a division of Rentokil North America .

HMP Global Launches Groundbreaking Sana Symposium, with Psychedelics Education to Transform Mental Healthcare

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 2:23pm

MALVERN, Pa., Feb. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --HMP Global, the world's largest healthcare event and education company, today announced the launch of the Sana Symposium, a three-day event that will connect mental health and addiction professionals with revolutionary psychedelics education.

Key Points: 
  • MALVERN, Pa., Feb. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --HMP Global, the world's largest healthcare event and education company, today announced the launch of the Sana Symposium, a three-day event that will connect mental health and addiction professionals with revolutionary psychedelics education.
  • The Symposium will highlight promising results in utilizing psychedelic-assisted therapy to treat mental health disorders including Major Depression, Anxiety, and PTSD and feature groundbreaking research and cutting-edge data in psychedelics.
  • HMP Global is the force behind Healthcare Made Practical and is a multichannel leader in healthcare events and education, with a mission to improve patient care.
  • The company produces accredited medical education events and clinically relevant, evidence-based content for the global healthcare community across a range of therapeutic areas.

Lyra Health Expands Offerings for Preventative Mental Health Care

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 1:00pm

Lyra's certified mental health coaches use evidence-based approaches to deliver short-term support aimed at preventing common mental health issues from becoming more chronic or severe.

Key Points: 
  • Lyra's certified mental health coaches use evidence-based approaches to deliver short-term support aimed at preventing common mental health issues from becoming more chronic or severe.
  • Mental wellness tools: With Lyra Preventative Care, employers can offer their people access to on-demand mental health tools such as Calm and myStrength to support day-to-day wellness.
  • The Lyra Preventative Care Suite represents the company's latest innovation in evidence-based, technology-enabled mental health solutions, extending Lyra's support for the full spectrum of mental health benefits for employers and their people.
  • Lyra Health, a leading provider of innovative mental health benefits for more than 2 million U.S. employees and dependents, is transforming mental health care by creating a frictionless experience for members, providers, and employers.