Mental Health-Related ER Visits Up Among Children

Amid COVID-19, more children are going to the emergency room for mental health-related issues, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  For children ages 5 to 11, mental health-related visits were up 24% year-over-year for the period from March to October. Meanwhile, mental health ER visits for adolescents […]

Acadia Leaders Tout Growing Demand, Opportunities within Acute Care Service Line 

Despite the growing popularity of outpatient care within the behavioral health industry, Acadia Healthcare (Nasdaq: ACHC) remains bullish about the acute care setting.  As Acadia’s largest services line, acute care accounts for about 47% of the behavioral health giant’s US revenue. And it seems demand and opportunities in the acute care space are only on […]

Pipeline: MAT Expansions at SaVida, Spero Health; Monte Nido Enters Second Southeastern State

Monte Nido expands into second Southeastern state Monte Nido & Affiliates has opened a new residential eating disorder treatment center in Georgia. With the new facility, which is located just outside of Atlanta, the provider has planted its second flag in the Southeast. Malibu, California-based Monte Nido is a private equity-backed eating disorder treatment provider […]

Involuntary Psychiatric Detentions on Rise

Involuntary psychiatric detentions are on the rise, according to new research out of the University of California, Los Angeles.  The study was published online Tuesday in the journal Psychiatric Services. It examines the rate at which people are held against their will for behavioral health examinations. While rules for these involuntary psychiatric detentions vary by […]