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VITAL SERVICE: Ashlee Austin, right, site inclusive health clinician at Thundermist Health Center, meets with a patient at the 
center’s West Warwick location.
PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Mental health providers are overwhelmed in R.I.

As COVID-19 began to creep into Rhode Island in early 2020, Michelle Crossley saw a steady increase in emails from people wondering whether they...

RIDOH survey gives insight into mental well-being of high school students

PROVIDENCE – A new survey by the R.I. Department of Health found that many high school students continue to struggle with mental health challenges,...

RIPTA’s not the only public agency feeling effects of labor shortage

Like many companies in the private sector, some state agencies and municipalities are struggling to fill positions amid a severe labor shortage. The R.I. Public...
THE MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION of Rhode Island released Thursday a new report highlighting the current state of behavioral health care in the Ocean State.

MHARI report: R.I.’s continuum of mental health care has ‘gaping holes’

PROVIDENCE – A new report released Thursday by the Mental Health Association of Rhode Island highlights what the association’s executive director describes as “gaping...
TRACEY CUNNINGHAM MARTINS is the new CEO and president of AccessPoint RI. / COURTESY ACCESSPOINT RI

AccessPoint RI taps Cunningham Martins as new CEO, president

CRANSTON – Tracey Cunningham Martins will be shifting her work in health care from the state level to leading a local nonprofit that provides...

Five Questions With: Richard Charest

Richard Charest, director of the R.I. Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals, has been on the job for nearly a year. He...
AT LEAST 28 PATIENTS recently got COVID-19 at Eleanor Slater Hospital, but state officials said it had nothing to do with a crisis-level staffing policy enacted on Dec. 31 allowing for COVID-19-positive employees to come into the workplace. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND HOSPITALS

BHDDH: Bringing in COVID-positive staff didn’t lead to outbreak at ESH

CRANSTON – State officials said on Friday that a COVID-19 outbreak among patients at the Eleanor Slater Hospital is unrelated to the crisis-level staffing...

BHDDH seeks separate license for forensic psychiatric facility

CRANSTON – The R.I. Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals has announced plans to seek a separate license for a 52-bed forensic...

Rhode Island to make $3.6M after selling group homes

PROVIDENCE (AP) – Rhode Island has sold several group homes for more than $3.6 million, leading advocates to accuse government officials of ignoring requests...

CODAC helps lead new effort against smoking

PROVIDENCE – CODAC Behavioral Healthcare is at the forefront of a statewide push to get Rhode Islanders with behavioral health issues to quit smoking. CODAC...
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