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Rural Telemedicine for Mental Health Surges
Katherine Igoes  |  Harvard Medical School News
The growth of telemedicine is dramatic but also uneven, with a 45 percent growth rate over ten years nationwide but much less in some states.

Facebook Is Rolling Out a New Program to Prevent Suicide
Amy Caren Daniel  |  HuffPost
The social media giant tries to prevent the second leading cause of death among young people by expanding suicide prevention tools to include Facebook Live and the Messenger service.

5 Ways Technology Makes Behavioral Health Care Better
D'Arcy Guerin Gue  |  HITinsight
Healthcare IT correlates patient information, makes care available outside urban areas and empowers patients to care for themselves, among other benefits to behavioral health.

Schizophrenia Patients' Mortality is 14.5 Years Shorter
Randy Dotinga  |  Clinical Psychiatry News
With little doubt that schizophrenia shortens lives, the question for mental health professionals is exactly why. Failure to comply with treatment and substance abuse are likely culprits.

Most Americans Now See Depression and Anxiety Disorders as Health Problems
Kyle Berta  |  Princeton Research Associates
Perspectives on mental illness have shifted dramatically since a 1996 survey showing the majority of Americans viewed depression as a personal weakness.

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