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Butler County leaders delay mental health crisis center

Butler County leaders delay mental health crisis center

BUTLER COUNTY — Butler County officials have put the brakes on creating an emergency mental health crisis stabilization center because more detailed plans and cost estimates are needed before proposals can be called for. Scott Rasmus, executive director of the Butler County Mental Health and Addiction Recovery Services Board, hoped to issue a request for …

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Amid youth mental health crisis and shortage of counsellors, SC creates new program for school staff

Amid youth mental health crisis and shortage of counsellors, SC creates new program for school staff

COLUMBIA, SC (WSPA) — Officials say Palmetto State schools have a new way to prepare teachers and other staff to support student mental health. On Wednesday morning, the Department of Psychology at the University of South Carolina launched the John H. Magill SC School Behavioral Health Academy (SBHA). According to officials, the SBHA will provide …

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Community support can promote lifelong recovery for people with substance use disorders or mental health crisis: Benjamin Boche

CLEVELAND — One in five Americans suffers from a mental health condition in any given year, yet 56% of those people do not receive treatment. Many have concurrent mental illness and substance use disorder. Addressing the range of care and service options, from prevention and screening to early intervention and treatment of mental health and …

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Cahoots staff meet a camper after he was rescued from a campfire that consumed part of his campsite along the train tracks in Glenwood.  (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard)

Vote ‘mixed bag’ for the fight to add a mobile crisis team to Salem

The push to create a mobile crisis unit to respond to homelessness and behavioral health crises took a step forward, a step back at the Salem City Council meeting on Monday. Councilwoman Vanessa Nordyke, a longtime supporter of establishing a civilian-led crisis unit in the city, introduced two motions. A motion to add the unit’s …

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Nurse's fentanyl warning goes viral as schools announce plans to tackle growing crisis

Nurse’s fentanyl warning goes viral as schools announce plans to tackle growing crisis

In the video, the nurse, who identifies as a mother and nurse practitioner, shares information for parents about rainbow fentanyl, a brightly colored version of the deadly drug. “In the past 24 hours, my local hospital has lost 11 people to fentanyl poisoning. Let that strike you for a moment. Of the 11, six were …

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Responding to the mental health crisis of Ukrainians in times of war and peace

Responding to the mental health crisis of Ukrainians in times of war and peace

Russia’s ongoing military operations pose not only a threat to the physical health of Ukrainian civilians, but also a grave danger to their psychological well-being. The mental health consequences of trauma are often overlooked and can be mostly invisible. As such, resources for mental health care are generally not prioritized. This negligence is a mistake. …

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5 years after water crisis, 1 in 4 Flint residents suffered from PTSD, study finds

(This story has been updated with comments from the director of the Flint Registry.) FLINT, MI – One in four Flint residents met the criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder and one in five had clinical depression five years after Flint’s water crisis began, according to a new study released Tuesday. September 20. Researchers from Duke …

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