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Huntington Beach Mobile Crisis Response team handled over 2,000 calls in first year of operation

Huntington Beach Mobile Crisis Response team handled over 2,000 calls in first year of operation

Awareness takes many forms, according to Michael Romero, a certified psychiatric technician with the nonprofit Be Well OC. Washing the swollen feet of a man who had spent days walking barefoot and helping a distraught homeless man on the verge of a public crisis find a missing dog are just some of the services he …

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Teralynn Turner, Crisis Intervention counselor; Dawn M. Curry, divisional director of Behavioral Health Services; Cedric McNear, Mobile Care Team counselor; and  Adriane Y. Parks, director of the Mobile Crisis Unit, at HUP at Cedar Hospital after dropping off a client. All are staff of The Consortium in West Philadelphia.

When mental health crises require more than a phone conversation, these mobile units come to the rescue

A grandmother calls a crisis line for help after her grandson with a developmental disability and a history of mental illness attacks her. Crisis cannot be resolved over the phone. A mobile crisis cell goes into action. Crisis counselor Cedric McNear gathers documents and searches for the address. Her colleague, Teralynn Turner, reaches out to …

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Mobile City Council Approves Budget, Rejects Efforts to Cut Mental Health Provider Funds

Mobile City Council Approves Budget, Rejects Efforts to Cut Mental Health Provider Funds

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) — City Council voted 6-1 on Tuesday to approve a $298 million budget, rejecting a proposal to reprogram mental health funds to AlaPointe Health. For several years, the city has given AltaPointe $600,000, which primarily funds the evaluations and treatment of patients referred by the Mobile County probate court to the Mental …

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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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Mobile keeps contract with AltaPointe despite objections from councilman

This story will also appear in tomorrow’s edition of Lede, a digital news publication delivered each morning to our subscribers. Go here register. AltaPointe’s performance contract with the city was again in jeopardy Tuesday as the Mobile City Council struggled to pass the city’s fiscal year 2023 budget. In the end, despite vocal opposition from …

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Improved transit routes and mobile clinics could increase access to health care, researcher says

Improved transit routes and mobile clinics could increase access to health care, researcher says

Shortly after 9:30 a.m., Nayelli Andrade and her mother, Angelica Munoz, got off the 349 Pace bus in front of the Cook County Blue Island Health Center. They live in Washington Heights, near Halsted and 103rd Street in Chicago, Andrade said. They took Route 103 to Route 349 on Monday to go to Munoz Health …

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