Kootenai Behavioral Health closes addiction recovery programs and outpatient psychiatry clinic, cites funding and staff shortages | Idaho News

“Actually, Kootenai Health agrees with those that are upset about our decision to temporarily close the addiction recovery program,” he wrote NORTHERN IDAHO – Kootenai Health, the leading provider of behavioral health services for northern Idaho residents, has announced the temporary closure of their addiction recovery programs and the outpatient Kootenai Clinic Psychiatry practice due … Read more

Access to mental health care in Walla Walla Valley at crisis point | Opinion Columns

What is keeping me up at night? I am truly concerned for our community. We are living in a crisis that the longer it takes for us to address, the longer it will alter the future of our communities for generations to come. However, this crisis goes relatively unnoticed until a tragedy calls our attention … Read more

Winston-Salem clinical health psychologist and consultant writes a book to help healthcare providers in post-COVID recovery | Books

In the fall of 2020 amid the height of the coronavirus pandemic, Katherine T. Kelly realized she needed to use her Soul Health Model, a holistic health and wellness model she created in 2006, to help healthcare providers. Kelly, a clinical health psychologist and consultant, considered writing a book because she said healthcare providers needed … Read more

Global crisis changed the health care playing field | Northwest

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, health care workers were pushed to new limits. As the region nears two years since the first official positive coronavirus case, providers say the pandemic has reshaped individual and institutional approaches to care. Over the pandemic, many patients who would have normally gotten treatment for chronic health conditions … Read more

Providers grapple with surge in mental health conditions News

It was, in many ways, expected that the pandemic – and the isolation, fear and death it brought – would lead to an increase in people seeking treatment for mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety. That has certainly been the case in Northeast Tennessee, where behavioral health and primary care providers have seen … Read more