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5 Key Considerations for Behavioral Health Facilities

Over 51 million Americans – more than one in five adults – live with a mental illness. Given the events of the last year, that number is only expected to rise, increasing the demands on behavioral health facilities exactly when they are needed most. Read More …

Renewed Focus: New Guidance Released for Anti-Ligature Compliance

Identifying risks, remediation strategies in behavioral health facilities

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. Although the majority of suicides occur outside the hospital environment, the industry has renewed its focus on designing facilities to avoid ligature risks. The Joint Commission and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently formalized new standards to help facility Read More …

Transform Underutilized Spaces into Revenue-Generating Behavioral Health Facilities

By 2020, behavioral health disorders will surpass all physical diseases as a major cause of disability worldwide. In the United States, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration estimates that nearly 43.7 million adults ages 18 and older have a mental illness and more than 20 million people ages 12 and up have a substance use disorder. Read More …

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