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Rendering of planned Franklin County Mental Health and Addictions Crisis Center, worth $59 million

What is the Franklin County Mental Health and Addiction Crisis Center

If all goes as planned, next month will see the grand opening of a groundbreaking, patient-focused facility designed for people in mental health and addictions emergencies. On Monday, the Columbus City Council will be asked to rezone the land for the $59 million Franklin County Mental Health and Addiction Crisis Center on Harmon Avenue, run …

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In Montgomery County: “A Growing Experiment”

In Montgomery County: “A Growing Experiment”

CHRISTIANSBURG — The Montgomery County Behavioral Health Record, a special program for a small group of defendants with mental health issues, marked its first graduation Thursday with cupcakes, congratulatory banners and the dismissal of charges criminals. “You can go out there and be successful,” Commonwealth barrister Mary Pettitt told the two graduates who attended the …

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Mental health advocate, cookie shop owner found dead in Cleveland County Jail

Mental health advocate, cookie shop owner found dead in Cleveland County Jail

A mental health advocate and owner of a local cookie shop was found dead in his cell at the Cleveland County Jail. KOCO 5 spoke to friends who said his shocking death didn’t add up. A memorial has been raised for a well known business owner who was affectionately known as the ‘Cookie Queen’ who …

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County bails out St. Vincent Health after calling management 'dismal failure'

County bails out St. Vincent Health after calling management ‘dismal failure’

St. Vincent Health said it would not have been able to make payroll Friday without outside funds. LEADVILLE, Colo. — The Lake County Board of Commissioners reluctantly approved bailing out the county’s only hospital with nearly half a million dollars of taxpayer money Thursday night. St. Vincent Health in Leadville told its nearly 100 employees …

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Person dies from flu in El Dorado County for first time since 2020

Person dies from flu in El Dorado County for first time since 2020

For the first time since February 2020, a resident of El Dorado County has died from the flu, according to county health officials. El Dorado County Public Health Officer Dr. Nancy Williams said people should be aware of the threat seasonal flu poses, just like with COVID-19. “In addition to COVID-19, cases of other respiratory …

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The north side of the Sacramento County Main Jail, seen Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, stands blocks away from major downtown landmarks.

Sacramento County will spend $450 million on improvements to the downtown jail. Why it’s controversial

The north side of the Sacramento County Main Jail, seen on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, is just blocks from major downtown landmarks. Xavier Mascarenas xmascarenas@sacbee.com The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors has approved a $450 million proposal to build a new drop-in and mental health clinic at the main jail, an “extraordinary expense” intended to …

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Ada County Joins Prescription Drug Rebate Program

Ada County Joins Prescription Drug Rebate Program

An all-new county program includes access to low-cost telemedicine services and increased discounts on prescription drugs. BOISE, Idaho – If you live in Ada County, Idaho, read carefully. There’s a brand new county program that includes access to low-cost telemedicine services and increased discounts on prescription drugs. Ada County recently switched to the Live Healthy …

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Berkeley County launches mental health pilot program for inmates

Berkeley County launches mental health pilot program for inmates

MONCKS CORNER — Berkeley County is taking steps to prioritize mental health by launching a new pilot program at the county detention center covering inmates with mental illnesses. The program is a partnership between the Hill-Finklea Detention Center and the Berkeley Community Mental Health Center and made possible by a $373,000 appropriation from the state …

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Multnomah County health worker asks people to wear masks indoors to help overwhelmed hospitals

Multnomah County health worker asks people to wear masks indoors to help overwhelmed hospitals

It’s not a mandate, but Multnomah County Health Officer Dr. Jennifer Vines makes the recommendation to help hospitals overwhelmed with RSV, influenza and COVID cases. PORTLAND, Ore. – The Multnomah County health worker is asking everyone to start wearing face masks indoors when around other people, at least until the end of the year , …

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