Risk of depression jumps for teens and young adults Researchers aren’t certain why adolescent depression rates are on the rise, but they do know that treatment rates are not growing along with increased prevalence, according to a new report. How to connect with the sickest, neediest patients April 21, 2017 By Tracey Walker A new Commonwealth Fund survey on how Medicaid changes could affect this population, has experts weighing in on ways to resolve the healthcare disconnect. Health home meets foster care’s complex needs April 01, 2017 By Lisette Hilton An integrated health home in North Texas aims to fill disparities in physical and mental health, educational attainment, and special healthcare needs for today’s children in foster care. ACA reform must preserve mental health pharmacy access March 12, 2017 By John Figueroa ACA repeal or replacement must focus on how to preserve mental health services and pharmacy access. New Insights on Treatment Refusal of Pharmacotherapy and Psychotherapy March 07, 2017 By Nicholas Hamm A meta-analysis casts light on therapy compliance issues among patients with different mental health disorders. Mental health services in primary care Integrating mental health services within the primary care setting would help to provide continuity of care and benefit a myriad of issues faced by children with mental illness and the pediatricians who care for them. AAP offers guidance for nonpharmacologic mental health care February 02, 2017 By Rachael Zimlich RN In its first-ever guidance on non-pharmacological interventions for pediatric mental health disorders, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) provides guidance, as well as a roadmap for future advocacy work. Mental health: The secret sauce to healthcare reform December 20, 2016 By Tracey Walker Mental health advocate Patrick J. Kennedy talks to Managed Healthcare Executive about reform, mental health equity, and how payers can help integrate care in mental health. Four things to know about the 21st Century Cures Act December 14, 2016 By Tracey Walker The 21st Century Cures Act, a landmark medical research bill, offers healthcare executives a promising future.