Innovative technologies help treat depression

National Council and myStrength introduce new Depression Care Collaborative, a yearlong learning community promoting evidence-based depression treatment

WASHINGTON--()--With new pressures to demonstrate objective clinical outcomes to payers and patients alike, behavioral health organizations need to look for both clinical assessment tools and innovative technology to improve patient information and treatment options.

To help community behavioral health organizations meet these new standards, the National Council for Behavioral Health is pleased to announce the launch of the third Depression Care Collaborative with its strategic partner, myStrength, a digital behavioral health company that provides tools to effectively extend care through web and mobile self-help resources to consumers.

Participants will learn how to incorporate evidence-based depression measurement tools like the “Patient Health Questionnaire” (PHQ-9) and myStrength’s interactive, patient-focused applications to use technology to stay on top of the changing health care environment. These tools allow patients to participate in their own treatment with the knowledge, skills and confidence to manage their health, accelerating the return to an active and healthy lifestyle.

Participating organizations include Hill Country MHDD Centers and Burke of TX; Community Services Group, PA; and Peak Wellness Center, WY which will receive expert consultation throughout the year from National Council and myStrength, as well as ongoing support from peer organizations simultaneously implementing clinical and systematic change.

Visit www.thenationalcouncil.org/practice-improvement/depression-care-collaborative for more information.

The National Council for Behavioral Health is the unifying voice of America’s community mental health and addictions treatment organizations. Together with 2,200 member organizations, it serves more than eight million adults and children living with mental illnesses and addiction disorders. The organization is committed to ensuring all Americans have access to comprehensive, high-quality care that affords every opportunity for recovery and full participation in community life. The National Council, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Missouri Department of Mental Health pioneered Mental Health First Aid in the U.S. and has trained nearly 350,000 individuals to connect youth and adults in need to mental health and addictions care in their communities. To learn more about the National Council, visit www.TheNationalCouncil.org.

Contacts

National Council for Behavioral Health
Todd Post, 202-684-7457, x276
ToddP@thenationalcouncil.org

Release Summary

The National Council for Behavioral Health is pleased to announce the launch of the third Depression Care Collaborative with its strategic partner, myStrength.

Contacts

National Council for Behavioral Health
Todd Post, 202-684-7457, x276
ToddP@thenationalcouncil.org