July 12, 2023
Mental Health | Tea Leaves
  • In Fall 2022, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation asked Third Horizon Strategies (THS) to conduct an analysis of the financial health of the substance use disorder (SUD) delivery system in New Hampshire. The Charitable Foundation commissioned this report to inform shared learning and elevate guidance that can inform private, philanthropic, and public investments to continue to grow, stabilize, and sustain accessible behavioral health services for all. (Report here)
  • In honor of Pride Month, Ashley DeGarmo and Moses Gur recently interviewed Chicago-based Psychotherapist Spencer Rogers, LSW, to learn about their experiences as a front-line clinician at Howard Brown Health – one of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) health care organizations. “Multiple critical issues impact individuals’ access to high-quality behavioral health care,” Spencer said. “First and foremost is access to care and issues posed when lacking comprehensive insurance. Second, there is a shortage of behavioral health clinical resources, particularly focusing on the needs of the LGBTQ+ population.” Spencer also shared their thoughts on the limitations in growing the behavioral health workforce specializing in LGBTQ+ populations, opportunities to help clinicians gain the cultural competencies to serve individuals identifying as LGBTQ+, and the most pressing national or local policy issues. (Blog here)