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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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How a small town is working to heal its youth mental health crisis

A small town on the south coast of Western Australia has come together to transform the residence of a former police sergeant into a safe space for young locals. Key points: The Bridgetown community has created a youth space to help deal with a mental health crisis among its youth The city’s youth were heavily …

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Pyruvate kinase activators may benefit vaso-occlusive crisis in sickle cell disease

A pair of pyruvate kinase (PKA) activators have been linked to increased oxygen affinity and reduced propensity for red blood cell sickling in patients with sickle cell disease in vitro, according to new findings. In data presented at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) in New Orleans this week, a …

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Anthony Almojera: I'm a paramedic from NYC.  I have never witnessed a mental health crisis like this

Anthony Almojera: I’m a paramedic from NYC. I have never witnessed a mental health crisis like this

There are New Yorkers fuming around street corners and collapsing on sidewalks next to overloaded handcarts. They can be friendly, angry or suspicious. For me and my colleagues, they are patients. I’m a paramedic lieutenant with the Fire Department’s Office of Emergency Medical Services, and it’s rare to go a day without being called to …

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"Respiratory Virus Crisis."  The Tri-Cities hospitals are full, the drugs are short

“Respiratory Virus Crisis.” The Tri-Cities hospitals are full, the drugs are short

Kennewick, WA Hospitals in the Tri-Cities are full and wait times for emergency care are long as the region is hit by a tripledemic of influenza, RSV and COVID-19. In addition, drugs that help treat these respiratory diseases are rare. “We are concerned about the activity we are seeing,” said Dr. Larry Jecha, acting health …

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$25million Essex psychiatric facility aims to end capacity crisis

$25million Essex psychiatric facility aims to end capacity crisis

ESSEX, Vermont (WCAX) – A wave of Vermonters in psychiatric crisis await help in emergency rooms. Mental health officials say a new facility in Essex due to open in a few months will reduce the backlog and relieve pressure on state resources. Journalist Christina Guessferd got an exclusive tour of the $25 million project and …

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Physician's assistant Brett Feldman does a checkup on his patient Gary Dela Cruz on the side of the road near his encampment in downtown Los Angeles on Nov. 18, 2022. Feldman is the director and co-founder of Street Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California.Photo by Larry Valenzuela for CalMatters

More Street Medicine Teams Tackle California’s Homeless Healthcare Crisis

Although they are eligible for full medical coverage under Medi-Cal, the program was not necessarily designed for the homeless. For example, Medi-Cal will pay for transportation to and from a doctor’s appointment, but it requires the patient to provide a fixed address and give the driver several weeks’ notice, which most homeless people don’t. are …

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Quieauna Wilson is suing Detroit police in the fatal shooting of her 20-year-old son, Porter Burks, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia.  Police say five officers fired 38 shots in three seconds at Burks after he lunged at them with a knife on Oct. 2, 2022. Video edited from body camera footage of a Crisis Response Officer shows that Burks was well away from the officers when he was shot.

America has a mental health crisis. Jail is not the answer.

When Porter Burks began to experience a mental health crisis on October 2, his family called 911 in hopes of receiving help for the 20-year-old who had been diagnosed with schizophrenia. Instead, five Detroit police officers arrived at the home, where they fired 38 rounds at Burks, killing him and leaving his family forever shattered. …

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