Social media, political and community outrage

and COVID Lockdown stress

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Child suicide/self-harm are rising dramatically

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Baystate takes steps to close psych units, prepping for standalone behavioral health hospital

“Today, the rest of the adult behavioral health beds remain in Springfield, ensuring continued access to quality mental health care services,” he said …

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What’s behind the ‘momentous’ move to close a WA for-profit psych hospital

The Seattle Times

The Mental Health Project is a Seattle Times initiative focused on covering mental and behavioral health issues. It is funded by Ballmer Group, a …

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San Jose hospital to cut acute psychiatric care – San José Spotlight

San Jose Spotlight

Good Samaritan Hospital plans to close it’s 18-bed inpatient psychiatric facility at its Mission Oaks Hospital location in Los Gatos.

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Community worries about mental health access after St. Dominic closure – Mississippi Today

Mississippi Today

Although the Mississippi State Hospital opened 20 adult psychiatric beds earlier this year that had been closed due to staffing issues, …

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State senator wants hearings on Hawthorn psych hospital patient escapes – WXYZ


“Many parents who have children at Hawthorn no longer trust the Department of Health and Human Services in keeping their kids safe. We have a duty to …

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As child mental health rates rise, Michigan sharply cuts residential beds

Bridge Michigan

The state has closed several residential facilities for children with … It’s a crisis made worse by a shortage of hospital and health care …

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Illinois hospital links closing to ransomware attack | WNTZ –


“The average cyberattack on a health care system leads to 19 days of patients being unable to receive some form of care,” according to data from cyber …

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S.F. will never solve the crisis on its streets alone. What should California do about it?

San Francisco Chronicle

In his inability to access mental health treatment, Hobbs was no outlier — California … nearly 14,000 were there because state hospitals closed.

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Mental health experts concerned about impacts of St. Dominic’s closing mental health unit

Spot On Mississippi

Now that a hospital in Mississippi’s capital has closed its unit specializing in mental health care, experts fear a domino effect.

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King County, WA can’t afford to lose behavioral health beds | The Seattle Times

The Seattle Times

Cascade Behavioral Health Hospital’s closing means 137 beds designated for psychiatric care and treatment for addiction will disappear.

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Washington’s strained mental health care system prepares for another blow – KUOW


But now, that service is going away. During an all-staff meeting Thursday, hospital officials announced the facility would be closing by the end of …

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Cascade Behavioral Health Hospital set to close – Puget Sound Business Journal

The Business Journals

The closure comes as such behavioral health facilities in the Puget Sound area struggle to meet the demand for care, with staffing and capacity …

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  Tukwila psychiatric hospital to close, lay off nearly 300 staff | The Seattle Times

The Seattle Times

Less than two years after a showdown with health care staff over workplace safety, Cascade Behavioral Health Hospital said Friday it plans to …

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  Acadia-owned psychiatric hospital in Washington state to close, layoff 288

Becker’s Hospital Review

Close Cascade Behavioral Health Hospital in suburban Seattle due to financial challenges. 288 employees will be laid off by July 31.

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  To the Editor: Closure of the inpatient psychiatric unit at Chelsea Hospital is wrong. Please speak out.

The Sun Times News

Patients with acute mental health crises often require inpatient care, but Michigan unfortunately has a shortage of hospital psychiatric beds.

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  ‘Stuck in limbo’: Lawsuit says Md. foster children held in hospitals, psychiatric facilities for no …


Children in the Maryland foster care system are being held in hospital and psychiatric facilities when it was not “medically necessary,” according …

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Concerns for St Helen’s patients as Hobart psychiatrists plan their departure – ABC News


Two psychiatrists say they will have no choice but to close their practices when a Hobart private mental health hospital stops operating next …

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Editorial: During Mental Health Awareness Month We Should Reflect Why We Lack Adequate Care

St. Thomas Source

In 2012, St. Croix’s Juan F. Luis Hospital closed its mental health ward without much explanation. Since then, the hospital has designated a room …

Over 100 Hospitals Push Legislature to Hike Medicaid Funding – Urban Milwaukee

Urban Milwaukee

… three rural hospitals have discontinued labor and delivery services, a suburban Wisconsin hospital closed a 16-bed psychiatric unit, …

Why Phoenix-area psychiatric beds are closed – AZCentral


As of May 11, 88 inpatient psychiatric beds were closed across three Valleywise Health facilities, most of them in the health system’s hospital in …

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Over 100 hospitals call on Wisconsin Legislature to boost Medicaid reimbursement

Wisconsin Public Radio |

Hospital officials on Monday signed-off on a letter to members of the … Wisconsin hospital closed a 16-bed psychiatric unit, urban hospitals are …

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Wisconsin Hospital Association seeks $185M of state budget surplus to help its members

The Business Journals

The WHA also listed the closing of a psychiatric unit in a suburban Wisconsin community, which the Business Journal reported was Froedtert Menomonee …

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Penn Medicine is opening a mental health crisis response center at the former Mercy hospital

Philadelphia Inquirer

The new center is part of Penn’s plan to consolidate mental health services at Pennsylvania Hospital and the Hospital of the University of …

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Froedtert Health shuttering units at two hospitals – Milwaukee Business Journal

The Business Journals

Froedtert Health closed on May 12 the behavioral health unit at … Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital had 800 psychiatric admissions in 2022, …

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Your View by Lamont McClure: Pennsylvania is failing people with serious mental illnesses

Morning Call

Allentown State Hospital closed in 2010, leaving the state and county to find new ways to care for people with serious mental illness.

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Davis urges more funding for mental health | Daily Mountain Eagle

Daily Mountain Eagle

The Walker County Commission declared May to be Mental Health … He said when a number of hospitals closed, mental health treatment beds were not …

DPH to Hold Public Hearing (May 18th at 6 p.m.) on Proposed Closure of 32-Bed Substance …

Yahoo Finance

In 2021, Steward initiated its closing, but later decided to move the service to Morton Hospital in Taunton. In response to the initial closure …

Group protests loss of inpatient psychiatric beds at new Norwood Hospital – WHDH


Heavy rain flooded the hospital in 2020, forcing the facility to close. Just under three years later, Steward Health Care, which runs Norwood Hospital …

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OSF’s approved behavioral health hospital would be state’s largest South of Chicago


Carle Health is also planning a mental health facility for youth and … “Communities have acute behavioral hospitals that are closing,” Cruz said …

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Illinois greenlights OSF mental health hospital |


PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — OSF Healthcare is closing the gap for behavioral health services for teens and adults in Central Illinois.

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Central Ontario residents ask minister to impose moratorium in Minden ER closure

CTV News Barrie

The emergency department at the hospital in Minden, Ont., is set to close its doors permanently. (CTV News/Christian D’Avino) …

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