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HHSA Leaders Discuss Mental Health Services on KFOI

Published December 7, 2018
  • HHSA in the News
  • Mental Health Access
  • CARE Center

KFOI Meme Paige and DeanWhat can Shasta County residents do if a loved one is threatening suicide or suffering a mental health crisis? What mental health services are available at Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency and what is our role in the continuum of care?

HHSA’s Adult Services Director Dean True and Deputy Director Paige Greene discussed the answers to these questions and much more during the Nov. 22 "Enjoy Exceptional Living" program on KFOI 90.9 FM with host Lynn Fritz. You can download the full program. 

Here are some other topics they discussed:

1.       Who qualifies for Shasta County HHSA’s mental health services

2.       What is a 5150 and how a 5150 is issued for involuntary hospitalization

3.       How HHSA has helped Shasta County increase its psychiatric hospital bed total from 0 to 36 in five years

4.       Why the new inpatient psychiatric beds at Shasta Regional Medical Center are so important

5.       How did get in touch with Shasta County HHSA’s Mental Health Access Team

6.       Why someone might not qualify for HHSA mental health services and where else they can go

7.       The CARE Center on Gold St. in Redding where people can walk in for urgent mental health assistance.

8. The mission of HHSA’s 15-bed voluntary Crisis Residential and Recovery Center


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