Acadia Healthcare Adds to C-Suite; Bicycle Nabs One Medical Vet for COO Role

Acadia Healthcare Co. Inc. names new C-suite member Franklin, Tennessee-based Acadia Healthcare Co. Inc. (Nasdaq: ACHC) named Judith Scimone its chief human resources officer. She will report to company CEO Chris Hunter. In her new role, she is tasked with developing and advancing Acadia Healthcare’s people strategy and helping it become the “premier employer of […]

Without Policy Action, Industry Likely to See Severe ‘Exodus of Behavioral Health Workers’

Without major public policy changes to bolster the behavioral health workforce, providers will fail to meet the demand for mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) services moving forward – even more so than now. That’s according to a new survey conducted by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing and The Harris Poll. The survey, […]

America’s Behavioral Health Crisis Is Worsening, New Statistics Suggest

The demand for behavioral health services continues to outpace the supply of services. In particular, the demand for eating disorder and anxiety disorder treatment has grown significantly since 2019, according to a new report by Trilliant Health. For example, the visit volume for eating disorders has increased by 52.6% from 2019 to 2022. Additionally, visit […]

77% of Behavioral Health Insiders Say Staffing Will Be Top Financial Strain in 2023

Behavioral health insiders project staffing will remain the most significant headwind in 2023. That’s according to a new Behavioral Health Business survey released this week, which included 150 responses from professionals who work in the behavioral health industry. Fifty-three percent of survey respondents said staffing is the biggest challenge the behavioral health industry will face […]

[Updated] Resilience Lab May Be First of Its Kind to Unionize. Here’s What That Means for the Rest of Behavioral Health

Editor’s note (Feb. 2, 2023): A majority of Resilience Lab clinicians voted in favor of unionization. The mail-in vote was counted by the National Labor Relations Board on Feb. 1. The clinicians will be represented in collective bargaining efforts by District Council 37 of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees. Unprecedented changes […]

Acadia Healthcare, Summit BHC Name New CIOs

Acadia Healthcare names Laura Groschen to the C-suite Laura Groschen is now the chief information officer for the largest pure-play behavioral health operator in the U.S. — Acadia Healthcare Co. Inc. (NASDAQ: ACHC). Groschen will report to CEO Chris Hunter. Her role is to advance the company’s digital transformation, according to a news release. She […]

Behavioral Health Startups Foresight, Headspace, SonderMind, Eleanor Lay Off Staff

Additional reporting by Chris Larson A slew of behavioral health startups have laid off employees. These startups, many of which have raised tens of millions of dollars in the last year, include Foresight Mental Health, Headspace Health, SonderMind and Eleanor Health. This comes as venture-backed organizations on the whole continue to scale back in the […]