Expedited Medicaid Access Increases Use of Mental Health Services, But Does Not Reduce Recidivism for People Recently Released from Prison

ARLINGTON, Va. – Providing expedited access to Medicaid to people with serious mental illness as they are released from prison increases their use of mental health and general medical services, but does not reduce criminal recidivism, according to new research published online March 15th in Psychiatric Services in Advance. People with serious mental illness depend on public-sector… Read more »

Researchers Measure NC Psychiatric Bed Shortage

Researchers at Duke University and University of North Carolina recently published an article “Increasing Access to State Psychiatric Hospital Beds: Exploring Supply-Side Solutions” in the Psychiatric Services Journal. The objective of this study was to identify supply-side interventions to reduce state psychiatric hospital admission delays. The researchers concluded that without more robust community-based hospital and residential… Read more »

Marisa Domino to lead Sheps Center Program on Mental Health

Marisa Domino, PhD, is the new Director of the Program on Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and Systems at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. Domino was selected for this new role by Joe Morrissey, PhD, who has served as director of the program for many years. Morrissey will retire from UNC… Read more »

Marisa Domino, PhD – New Mental Health Training Program Director

Please join me in welcoming Marisa Domino, Ph.D. as the new Training Program Director for the UNC-Duke Training Program in Mental Health Systems & Services. Currently, Marisa is a Professor of Health Policy and Management in the Gillings School of Global Public Health and a Senior Faculty Fellow at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for… Read more »

Gun violence, simple solutions, and mental health workforce shortage

It often takes a crisis to help us see a real problem that has been ignored for too long. One positive result that might yet emerge from the tethering of gun violence and mental health is a concerted, nationwide response to the mental health workforce crisis.  Sheps researchers, Kathleen C. Thomas, Alan R. Ellis, and… Read more »

New published research: Communication About ADHD and Its Treatment During Pediatric Asthma Visits

Betsy Sleath has a new article published in the Community Mental Health Journal entitled Communication About ADHD and Its Treatment During Pediatric Asthma Visits.  Additional authors include Sandra H. Sulzer, Delesha M. Carpenter, Catherine Slota, Christopher Gillette, Robyn Sayner, Stephanie Davis and Adrian Sandler This study looked at provider-family communication about attention deficit disorder (ADHD) during… Read more »