Little Leaves Behavioral Services Opens New Autism Center, Announces Plans for Others

Little Leaves Behavioral Services has its eyes set on growth: The applied behavioral analysis provider has opened a new children’s autism center in Germantown, Maryland. It also has new locations in the works elsewhere in Maryland, Virginia and Florida, the company announced. Silver Spring, Maryland-based Little Leaves is a division of special education and instructional […]

Digital Startups Lead 2019 List of Top Behavioral Health Fundraisers

As stigma dissipates and need grows, more people than ever before are seeking behavioral health services. To keep up with the demand, entrepreneurs are getting creative, launching innovative companies and bringing in hundreds of millions of dollars in funding.  One reason for that is the growing prevalence of behavioral health conditions, from depression to substance […]

Tech-Enabled Pediatric Behavioral Health Startup Emilio Health Raises $5M

Emilio Health, a technology-enabled behavioral health startup, has raised $5 million in seed funding. Oak HC/FT provided the funding, which will allow Emilio Health to open its first clinics, launch its digital platform and grow its leadership team. Palo Alto, California-based Emilio Health launched in October, with the goal being to improve the way behavioral […]

CCBHC Demonstration to be Extended Through May

The Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) demonstration program is set to be extended through May 2020. That’s thanks to the fiscal year 2020 funding package President Donald Trump is set to sign by midnight on Friday, Dec. 20. Congress passed the legislation earlier this week. Without the package, funding for the program would run […]

Digital Behavioral Health Company NeuroFlow Raises $7.5M

Digital behavioral health company NeuroFlow has raised $7.5 million in series A funding. The money brings total funding raised up to about $11 million, according to the funding tracker website Crunchbase. The latest round was led by Builders VC, with participation form Dreamit Ventures, Spring Point Partners, Red & Blue Ventures and AWT Private Investments.  […]

Evolve Treatment Center Opens New Residential Facility for Teens

Evolve Treatment Center has opened up a new residential facility for teenagers in the Bay Area.  The new program will provide 24-hour treatment services for teens struggling with a variety of mental health and substance abuse services such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, psychosis and more. The 2.4-acre home, where patients are intended to live while […]

Despite Uncertainty, Policy Expert Optimistic About 2020 Behavioral Health Outlook

As 2020 approaches, behavioral health providers are staring down the barrel of financial and regulatory uncertainty. While they may not know exactly what to expect, policy experts at the National Council for Behavioral Health are optimistic about the behavioral health landscape in the year ahead. “[A government shutdown] seems extremely unlikely this year,” Rebecca Farley […]

New Mexico County Opens New 24-Hour Behavioral Health Crisis Center

Officials in one New Mexico county have opened a 24-hour triage and treatment center to provide behavioral health services to patients in the area, the Albuquerque Journal reported.  The Comprehensive Assessment and Resiliency through Excellence (CARE) campus began accepting clients Dec. 2. The goal is to capture patients who might otherwise end up in jail […]

Federal Opioid Grant Money Can’t Be Used on Marijuana

The U.S. government says federal grant dollars awarded for opioid and other substance abuse treatment can’t be spent on marijuana. The news comes as the opioid crisis continues to rage on in states across the country — more and more of which now allow the use medical and recreational marijuana. While the drug is illegal […]

Recovery Centers of America Opens Two New Facilities

The Recovery Centers of America (RCA) has opened two new substance abuse treatment facilities: a medication-assisted treatment clinic and a 111-bed in-patient treatment facility. King of Prussia, Pennsylvania-based RCA is an addiction treatment provider with locations in Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Massachusetts. It has more than half a dozen in-patient facilities across those geographies, […]