Our Behavioral Health Blog: Insights & Expertise

The Horizon Health blog features insights and expertise from a variety of behavioral and mental health professionals from within our organization and beyond. Rich with information, we hope this mental healthcare blog becomes one of your go-to resources.

Behavioral Health Management: Improving Psych Operations with a Mock Survey

Mar 31, 2023

As healthcare organizations continue to provide high-quality patient care and maintain accreditation, it’s crucial to evaluate their operations regularly. One way to do this is by conducting mock surveys to assess compliance with regulatory requirements and identify areas for improvement.

Study on Pandemic and Mental Health Reveals Few Surprises

Mar 31, 2023

A recently released study looking into the mental health impact of the COVID pandemic offers very few surprises to those of us in the mental health field. Rather, it confirms what many of us have believed since the start of ...

Managing Risk in a Behavioral Health Environment

Mar 24, 2023

By its very nature, behavioral health management involves a certain level of risk. It is incumbent upon healthcare facilities, clinics, and other behavioral health organizations to ensure the health and safety of patients, staff, and visitors alike. In order to ...

5 Bold Predictions That Could Shape the Future of Behavioral Health Services

Feb 2, 2023

The future of behavioral health services is quickly changing. My five bold predictions for 2023 and beyond will focus on: The partnership between hospital program leaders and high-quality Behavioral health partners. How outsourced behavioral health experts can be a secret ...

Mental Health Intake Form Template for Hospitals

Nov 28, 2022

When behavioral health patients present themselves in your hospital, you want to make sure they enter your facility with access to the right level of care for their needs. The mental health intake form is the first significant milestone in ...

Horizon Health Names New Chief Executive Officer

Oct 3, 2022

LEWISVILLE, TX – OCTOBER 3, 2022 – Horizon Health is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Facteau, LCPC, to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective October 3, 2022. In this role, Ms. Facteau is responsible for overseeing Horizon Health’s growth ...

Behavioral Health Factors in Patients with Eating Disorders

Aug 3, 2022

Patients With Eating Disorders Patients with eating disorders typically present behavioral health symptoms that require a secondary diagnosis.  In fact, 9 out of 10 patients with an eating disorder present with a mood disorder as a primary diagnosis.  Additionally, ...

Patients Leaving Against Medical Advice (AMA)

May 5, 2022

Knowing whether a patient is at risk of leaving against medical advice (AMA) can help guide care. Patients who choose to leave AMA during their hospital stay are more often admitted with ...

Behavioral Health Programs: Treating Patients with General Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Mar 24, 2022

According to the National Institute for Mental Health, more than 31% of people in the United States will experience an anxiety disorder at some point in their lifetime. Anxiety disorders include social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, specific ...

Patient Safety on a Behavioral Health Unit

Feb 15, 2022

Patient safety – preventing death or severe permanent harm – is of the greatest concern in any medical facility, particularly Behavioral Health.   Because of the vulnerability of patients admitted to inpatient behavioral health units (BHU), safety ...

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