New CEO at BestSelf Behavioral Health

The BestSelf Behavioral Health Board of Directors announced today that Elizabeth Woike-Ganga, LCSW-R will take over as President/CEO on July 1, 2020. She will replace Howard K. Hitzel, Psy.D., MPA who is retiring after 24 years. BestSelf Behavioral Health, Inc. is a product of a June 2017

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Change in Views on Mental Health Due to Pandemic

Univera Healthcare estimates New Yorkers used telehealth benefits 290,000 times last year. In the first four months of 2020, a time period marked by the global spread of COVID-19, that number skyrocketed to an estimated 2.6 million times. According to Univera’s claims-based review of services delivered, more than one-third

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Shallowhorn Consulting Launches at Critical Moment

Buffalo, NY – Karl Shallowhorn, a leading national mental health advocate and educator based in Buffalo, NY, announces the launch of a new consulting firm, Shallowhorn Consulting, LLC. The business, focused on providing behavioral health & organizational development training, comes at a critical moment when demand for

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Save the Michaels of the World

By Shannon Traphagen Suicide is not an easy topic to talk about. Neither is addiction—especially during what should be a festive, jolly time of year. But, for some, the holiday season is the toughest time of year. According to the CDC, since 2006, the suicide rate has

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What Would You Do?

What Would You Do? Could You Make a Difference? Mental Health First Aid By Karl Shallowhorn Ever see the popular tv show What Would You Do?Each episode presents a scenario in which bystanders witness an event without realizing they are being filmed. How the bystanders react is revealing.

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Understanding Depression and Suicide

By Shannon Traphagen Junior Seau, L’Wren Scott, Robin Williams, and just this week Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade–what do these individuals have in common? Unfortunately, they all took their own lives due to mental health struggles. Kate Spade, fashion designer icon, and billionaire had been battling with

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