LifeStance Installs New CMO; Pelago Names Chief Scientific Officer

LifeStance Health names Quartet, Teladoc veteran as CMO LifeStance Health (NASDAQ: LFST) appointed Ujjwal Ramtekkar as chief medical officer. Ramtekkar is charged with maintaining high-quality, personalized care. “Dr. Ramtekkar is an experienced physician executive with a demonstrated track record of driving exceptional patient and clinical outcomes,” Ken Burdick, chairman and CEO of LifeStance, said in […]

Employee Wellness Services May Not Be ‘Beneficial For Workers At All’

Most US employers say they are prioritizing improving their employees’ mental health. Popular interventions like partnering with companies that promise resilience training and mindfulness practices may not help employees as much as advertised. A new study published in the Industrial Relations Journal found that employee wellness initiatives lead to no reliable difference in mental well-being. […]

Accanto Health Names American Addiction Centers Vet CEO; Center for Discovery Hires New CEO

Accanto Health recruits new CEO Eating disorder company Accanto named behavioral health veteran Tom Britton its new CEO. Britton is tasked with driving growth and improving accessibility of treatment at Accanto. “As the awareness of eating disorders and the need for quality, compassionate care continues to grow, it’s vital to have our next leader be […]

BHCOE Appoints New CEO; Former Optum Behavioral Health CEO Joins .406 Ventures

The Behavioral Health Center of Excellence’s founder passes CEO torch The Behavioral Health Centers of Excellence (BHCOE), an autism treatment accreditation body, named Anya Perea, the company’s president, its new CEO. Perea, who was educated and previously worked as a social worker, served as vice president of integrations at Refresh Mental Health before joining BHCOE. […]

Psychologists Face Rising Stress and Burnout As Patients’ Symptoms Worsen

Growing proportions of psychologists are planning to decrease their practice hours, possibly due to high-stress levels and increasingly high-acuity patients. According to a new survey conducted by the American Psychological Association (APA), psychologists are increasingly treating patients with severe symptoms that need longer treatment plans. Psychologists are, therefore, strained with higher workloads and more than […]

Mental Health, Addiction Treatment Provider Momentum For Health Lays Off 86 Employees, Closes 3 Locations

A behavioral health facility in California recently laid off 86 employees. Momentum For Health, a nonprofit mental health and substance use disorder treatment provider, cited impending permanent closures of three locations as the reason for the layoffs, according to WARN notices filed on Oct. 27. The layoffs will go into effect on Dec. 31.  San […]

UnitedHealth Group Broadens Behavioral Health Provider Network, Advances Integrated Care Delivery

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) continues to escalate its behavioral health business, tacking on tens of thousands of new behavioral clinicians in the last year. UnitedHealth added a whopping 45,000 behavioral health professionals to its network last year as the company continues to push towards integrated care delivery, building off increasing behavioral health utilization, according to […]

Psych Hub Names New CEO; Talkspace Appoints CMO

Psych Hub appoints new CEO Psych Hub, a Nashville, Tennessee-based mental health education startup, has appointed Scott Healy as its new CEO.  Healy previously helped build Care.com, an online marketplace for child care, senior care and other family care services. Most recently, he was the general manager of health care ventures at Ascend Learning, a […]

Rogers Behavioral Health Adds 3rd CEO Since 2022; Brightside Health Adds Thirty Madison Alum to Leadership Team

Nonprofit giant Rogers Behavioral Health names new CEO Robergs Behavioral Health, an Oconomowoc, Wisconsin-based diversified behavioral health provider, is on its third CEO since the fall of 2022. On Aug. 18, the nonprofit announced that Cindy Meyer had been named CEO. She has had the role on an interim basis since May 2023. She stepped […]

‘It Is Time to Acknowledge’ the Role of Nurse Practitioners Amid Mental Health Care Shortage

Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners (PMHNPs) are entering the field at a rate far exceeding psychiatrists, a trend that reveals significant opportunities for policy reform. The number of PMHNPs in the field skyrocketed in the past five years, while the number of psychiatric residency matches grew at only a linear rate, according to a new […]