#Behavioral Health


Wraparound care coordination associated with many positive outcomes amongst youth with behavioral health needs

A study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) finds that Wraparound Care Coordination (Wraparound), which has been adopted in states and jurisdictions across the country to help meet the needs of children and adolescents with serious emotional and behavioral disorders, produces more positive outcomes for youth when compared to more common service approaches.
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New County Health Services director has local roots

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY—Mónica Morales was 2 years old when her family immigrated from Mexico to Watsonville. She grew up attending local elementary schools, graduating from Watsonville High School while her mother worked in nearby agriculture fields and canneries. This background, she said, is sure to guide her in her new...
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Affordable health care services available for those in need

Are you in a situation where you can’t afford health care coverage?. There’s one local group that helps to create fair opportunities for every person to reach their full potential in health and in life. Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. owns and operates two primary care clinics to...
Plumas County News

Sheriff’s Blotter: Dec. 1

Information in the Sheriff’s Blotter is gathered from the dispatch logs provided by the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office. No individual’s names are reported. And those arrested should be presumed innocent until proven guilty. The following is a summary of activity for Dec. 1 2021. A case for removing guns from...

Senator becomes first GOP candidate for secretary of state

Republican state Sen. Keith Wagoner of Sedro-Woolley said Tuesday that he plans to challenge newly appointed Secretary of State Steve Hobbs in next year’s election. “I don’t feel like I am running against anybody. I am running for the office,” Wagoner told The Daily Herald. “I think I can do some good if I get there.”

Douglas County Seeks Feedback on Top Three Public Health Priorities

6 – 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6: Injury Prevention. 6 – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7: Management and Prevention of Disease. 6 – 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8: Behavioral Health. Registration is required. Once registered, participants will receive an email with information to join the meeting. Why these priorities? As...
San Mateo Daily Journal

County mental health pilot program to launch

Behavioral health clinicians will accompany law enforcement on certain emergency responses in San Mateo County’s four largest cities starting next week in a pilot program seeking to keep people going through a mental health crisis from ending up in jail or emergency rooms. The two-year program launches Monday in Daly...

Hull is named new Via Linda Behavioral Hospital CEO

Joint venture partners Universal Health Services and HonorHealth announce the appointment of Jaclyn Hull as chief executive officer/managing director of the new Via Linda Behavioral Hospital. Hull is responsible for staffing and opening of the new facility, which is under construction and scheduled to open in 2022, according to a...

ILCAO Family Medical Centers serves 15,000th patient for 2021

IRONTON — In November, the Ironton-Lawrence Community Action Organization’s Family Medical Centers celebrated serving its 15,000th patient for the year, making 2021 the fifth-consecutive year FMC has served an increasing number of patients. “We are very pleased to have served our community to a greater capacity this year at Family...

More mental health resources available for unemployed Coloradans through United Way’s 211

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - If you, or someone you know, are struggling with mental health while being unemployed, there are now more resources available. 11 News spoke with the Office of Behavioral Health and Mile High United Way. Coloradans who have lost employment can now dial 211 to learn about mental health and substance use benefits through their insurance or assistance programs; sign up for Medicaid; and explore mental health and/or substance use treatment in their community, as well as connect to other social services such as food, housing and financial assistance.

Northern Light Health lights up meaningful holiday trees

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Northern Light Health is giving special meaning to its seasonal lighting of holiday trees. The tree outside Acadia Hospital in Bangor was lit Thursday in honor of those lost to mental illness and substance use disorder. One week later, they’ll light a tree outside Lafayette Family...

Health Care Professional Loan Repayment Program application period is now open

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) Primary Care Office (PCO) is pleased to announce the opening of the 2021-2022 application cycle for the Health Care Professional Loan Repayment Program. This program was created to increase the number of providers in the disciplines of dentistry, medicine and behavioral health who are practicing in areas of the state that have a defined need for such services.

Cumberland County pilot program pairs mental health experts with state troopers on 911 calls

Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae explains how it will work. 911 is often the first number people call when experiencing a mental health crisis. But when police officers answer that call — the situation can escalate, sometimes leading to police violence or even use of deadly force. Across New Jersey, two out of every three uses of force by law enforcement involve a civilian identified either as suffering from mental illness or under the influence. A new law enforcement pilot program seeks to reverse that trend by pairing mental health professionals with state troopers to respond to 911 calls for behavioral health crises. The pilot — called ARRIVE Together — is launching Dec. 2 in Cumberland County in partnership with state police and the office of the attorney general and could become a statewide model if it’s successful. Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae explains how it will work.