September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

In 2018, 48,344 Americans died by suicide — more than the number of traffic fatalities and almost double the number [...]

Why Remote Learning Difficult for Some Students With Behavioral Concerns

It’s challenging enough to deliver academic lessons in virtual classrooms, but without the nuances of human interaction that come with in-person learning, students with behavioral concerns can flounder. “These are students who need social-emotional guidance, which is difficult to do through the screen,” said Jill Bourbeau, chief administrator for the [...]

The Loneliness of COVID-19: How to Deal With Your New Life

Cooped up for months thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic can take its toll, pushing people further from others and leaving many feeling downright lonely. If the situation doesn’t feel temporary – meaning you’ve noticed that your social circle has shrunk in the past few years – it’s important to understand [...]

BHN Receives Awards for Best HealthCare Marketing, Communications

The New England Society of HealthCare Communications (NESHCo) has recognized BHNews as the top healthcare employee newsletter in all of New England. The weekly electronic employee newsletter received a Gold Award from NESHCo, one of 34 Lamplighter awards received by HHC. Other BHN recognitions included silver awards for MATCH (Medication [...]

First Video Game, by Prescription Only, Approved to Treat ADHD in Youths

It might seem like a treat for the children, but 30 minutes of prescribed video-game playing could lend a sense of calmness that their parents can enjoy as well. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this month took the revolutionary step of approving the video game EndeavorRX by Akili Interactive [...]

What Kids Can Teach Adults . . . Through Video Games

Is it a good idea for parents to try to get in on the game – or is that sacred ground? Dr. Paul Weigle  likes the idea. “As parents. the best approach that we can take toward helping our kids develop healthy media experience habits is to be more than [...]


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