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How Technologies Are Helping to Improve Mental Health Care
Justin T. Baker, MD, PhD  |  The Huffington Post
Most people carry a smartphone, and many of them will face a severe mental challenge, making effective mental health applications a natural approach to treatment. 

One in 6 Americans Take Psychiatric Drugs
Maggie Fox  |  NBC News
While almost 17 percent reported regularly taking a psychiatric drug, rates were much higher for whites than for African-Americans and Hispanics.

How Can We Measure Health System Success Without Including Mental Health Care?
Irv Lichtenwald  |  HITInsight
A survey of ER docs says most evaluate at least one person per shift who requires mental illness-related hospitalization.

Depression May Up Heart Disease Risk As Much As Obesity
Janice Wood  |  PsychCentral
The WHO says 350 million people worldwide are challenged by depression, which in men is as detrimental as other traditional health risk factors.

Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity: Promises Kept
Kana Enomoto  |  SAMHSA
Initial parity legislation was introduced years ago, but reinforcement included in the 21st Century Cures Act is bringing the original vision closer to realization.

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