April 28, 2020 — WASHINGTON, D.C. — Recognizing the significant impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the country’s mental health and well-being, the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance), which serves as the nation’s public and private partnership for suicide prevention, is launching the Mental Health & Suicide Prevention National Response to COVID-19 (National Response). This coordinated response effort — led by Joshua Gordon, MD, PhD, director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy, founder of The Kennedy Forum — brings together influential national organizations to address mental health and prevent suicide. According to a recent Gallup online survey, Americans say their mental health is suffering more than their physical or financial health due to COVID-19. These findings underscore the urgency to address the short-term and long-term mental health consequences of this pandemic.
Universal Health Services Announces Name for New West Allis Behavioral Health Hospital
Universal Health Services announces the name of the new behavioral health hospital located at 1706 S. 68th Street currently under construction. The name of the facility will be Granite Hills Hospital and is expected to open in Summer 2021.
New Poll: 68% of Americans View COVID-19 as a Severe or Extreme Crisis; Survey Results Cite Leading Sources of Induced Stress, Anxiety, Depression
Survey set out to gain insight into Americans’ level of stress, anxiety and depression since the COVID-19 outbreak, the resources they are using or willing to use to manage these negative feelings, and their outlook for the future.
Managing One’s Mental Well-Being During COVID-19
In this interview, mental health advocate and football legend Herschel Walker discusses mental health strategies people can use during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Universal Health Services Partners With Premier Inc and Prestige Ameritech to Expand Domestic PPE Production
Move represents a long-term strategy to support diverse and domestic suppliers, ensuring that a greater proportion of these products are produced in America and will be available in times of need.
Universal Health Services, Inc. Ranks on Fortune 500 for 17th Year
May 2020 — Universal Health Services, Inc., one of the largest providers of acute and behavioral healthcare in America, is pleased to announce it has again ranked on the Fortune 500 list.
Data Suggests Unexpected Behavioral Health Surge On Its Way
As the number of COVID-19 cases begins to flatten across the country, many experts are speculating about a second wave of illness that will stress the health systems this fall as the country enters into the normal flu season. However, other experts are warning of a second wave of medical crisis caused by COVID-19 that is happening now and strengthening quickly: the behavioral health surge.