Mental Health

Wake County approves $2 million to create behavioral health care group homes

Wake County approves $2 million to create behavioral health care group homes

RALEIGH NC (WNCN) – In Wake County, there is no room to temporarily house adolescents in the foster care system who need increased behavioral health care. That has led to children seeking care in office buildings and emergency departments, said Sheila Donaldson, the county’s acting co-director of child welfare. “Are these children really better off …

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Dane Co. allocates more than $600,000 for the mental health of healthcare workers

Dane Co. allocates more than $600,000 for the mental health of healthcare workers

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – Dane Co. nurses are considering the county-funded trauma recovery program, designed in part to support the mental health of healthcare workers. The 2023 county budget allocates $621,700 for the mental health initiative. The budget amendment documents also show that the funds will go towards workforce development in the local healthcare industry. …

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Ky. grief expert encourages people to take advantage of resources

Ky. grief expert encourages people to take advantage of resources

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – Mental health can take many forms and looks different for everyone. What depression might look like, what anxiety might look like, and what other common mental health problems might look like, not only in adults but also in children. Leila Salisbury is the executive director of the Kentucky Center for Grieving …

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Springs behavioral health expert talks trauma management after Club Q shooting

Springs behavioral health expert talks trauma management after Club Q shooting

at: Content sponsored by Springs Behavioral HealthJennifer Musa Job : November 23, 2022 / 1:15 p.m. MST Updated: November 23, 2022 / 2:47 p.m. MST (SPONSORED) – Colorado Springs is facing tragedy after the shooting at Club Q left five dead and several injured. Christine Khan, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Springs Behavioral Health, …

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Wake County allocates $2 million to fund three halfway houses for foster children struggling with mental health and addiction issues

Wake County allocates $2 million to fund three halfway houses for foster children struggling with mental health and addiction issues

Teens at the Wake County foster home will soon have a safe place to go if they experience a mental health crisis. Currently, children who cannot be with their families are staying in hospitals, hotels or even county offices. “It’s inhumane in so many ways,” Wake County District 3 Commissioner Maria Cervania said of the …

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No charges against Detroit officers who fatally shot man with mental health issues

DETROIT, MI — Officers who shot and killed a 20-year-old man as he charged them with a knife were justified in their actions, Wayne County District Attorney Kym Worthy said. Detroit officers fired 38 shots in three seconds as Porter Burks ran towards them in the early morning hours of October 19. 2. His family …

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State OMH allocates $9 million to recruit and retain mental health workers

State OMH allocates $9 million to recruit and retain mental health workers

Mental health agencies in New York City are getting help recruiting and retaining health workers through a loan repayment program funded by the state Office of Mental Health. The Community Mental Health Loan Repayment Program will provide up to $120,000 to psychiatrists and $30,000 to psychiatric nurse practitioners who remain employed by licensed mental health …

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Why mental health care is so important this open enrollment season

Why mental health care is so important this open enrollment season

AFLAC-SPONSORED CONTENT – Millions of Americans are currently participating in Open Healthcare Enrollment. Now a new survey shows how worried employees are about their mental health and their treatment options. The survey found that more than half of all American workers currently face at least moderate levels of burnout, a significant increase from 2021. We …

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'Warm Line' offers mental health support to Illinoisans

‘Warm Line’ offers mental health support to Illinoisans

ByTony Smith Going through Wednesday, November 23, 2022 2:21 p.m. “Warm Line” is a mental health hotline for people who just need someone to talk to, but it’s not a dire situation. Trenda Hedges is responsible for wellness and recovery operations. She works with the “Warm Line” service. Hedges joined ABC 7 to talk about …

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