This story appeared in Disability Scoop. After officials in the last holdout state enacted a new rule, all 50 states and Washington, D.C. have mandates that require some level of insurance coverage for the treatment of autism. The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance now requires all individual, small and large group insurance plans issued… Continue Reading Idaho Mandates Insurance Coverage for Treatment of Autism
John Lennon and Paul McCartney once penned a famous tune containing the lyrics “I get by with a little help from my friends.” While the underlying roots of the song focus on human companionship, these lyrics also reference the main elements of one of the hottest buzzwords in the healthcare industry today: Care Coordination. But… Continue Reading What Is Care Coordination?
“What can I do to IMPROVE my attitude?” This is one of the most asked questions I get. Being positive most of the time allows you to enjoy life more. Here are 20 practical ideas to help you get a positive attitude and keep it. Be Yourself – Do more of the things you love.… Continue Reading 20 Ways To IMPROVE Attitudes
Music has been with us for thousands of years as a form of entertainment, communication, celebration, and mourning. There are so many different emotions that music can help us to express, and it is a language that we share universally, as well as one that everyone can understand. The style of music that we listen… Continue Reading How Music Helps with Mental Health – Mind Boosting Benefits of Music Therapy
“I know growing up like that this is not discussed if someone is like depressed or if they’re experiencing anxiety. Like no one knows what that is or how to like really address it or realize like this is going to be like ongoing process and a lot of times if like someone’s depressed they’re… Continue Reading “This is not discussed”: Maternal Depression and Young Adult Mental Health
Suicide is an incredibly difficult and uncomfortable topic of conversation and one many choose to avoid. Although challenging, this is a very important conversation because suicide has impacted many lives: your own, your coworker sitting beside you, your personal friends and family or even your neighbor. Unfortunately, our Mountain Home Behavioral Health team tragically lost… Continue Reading The Alarming Rates of Suicide in Idaho
Healthcare is a constantly advancing field with new technologies and techniques being implemented almost nonstop. Today I’d like to discuss one such new technology and its potential for solving a major problem we face here in Idaho. What is this technology? It’s called telehealth and has actually been around and growing for about a decade… Continue Reading Telehealth