Download White Paper: Digital technology: Friend or foe to mental health?
Published: October 2019
It’s only in very recent years that digital technology has gripped health care. Electronic health records promote provider information-sharing. The web provides a plethora of hands-on information. Apps help people to lose weight; stop smoking; track exercise, sleep and eating patterns; learn meditation; or adhere to treatment plans.
However, in behavioral health, some experts suggest that technology sets up an uncomfortable dichotomy. On the one hand, research shows that overuse of digital technology, especially in the form of social media, contributes to mental health problems.
Download White Paper: Zero Suicide
Published: February 2017
Suicide is an emotionally charged topic. However, suicidal behavior disorder is a treatable condition, just like other mental and physical health conditions. This fundamental shift in how we think about suicide is the first step in redesigning suicide prevention and care. Read Beacon’s third white paper, “We Need to Talk About Suicide” to learn how the Zero Suicide model can help us to do just that.
Follow along with Beacon clinical leaders as they share personal stories about suicide and discuss the Zero Suicide framework in a recent webinar on Beacon’s newest White Paper.
Click here to download the slide deck from the Zero Suicide webinar.
Download White Paper: Integration
Published: February 2016
Integration is a buzzword in mental health care, but what does it really mean? Such a plethora of definitions leads to a lack of clarity about what activities need to take place, where, and by whom to really make a difference in improved health for people with mental illness.
Click here for a slide deck from a recent Integration webinar: Integration – An Overview of Beacon’s White Paper.
Listen to Beacon leaders discuss the white paper and how we can achieve integration through a collaborative care model.
Watch Beacon’s Integration video to see principles of the collaborative care model in action.
Download White Paper: Confronting the Crisis of Opioid Addiction
Published: June 2015
There are a staggering 2 million Americans addicted to opioids; this fact should have the public standing at attention in a way it never has before. We have to do something – and quickly. To understand the evidence supporting Beacon’s recommendations, be a part of putting a stop to the pervasive issue of opioid addiction, and help bring about lasting, positive change, we invite you to read our white paper, “Confronting the Crisis of Opioid Addiction.” Download, read, share, respond – let’s help fix this!
Click here for a slide deck from an Opioid webinar: Confronting the Crisis of Opioid Addiction – An Overview of Beacon’s White Paper.
Listen to Beacon leaders discuss the white paper and learn how we can right-treat addiction through the chronic disease model of care.