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But the contractor’s past troubles concern some critics.
The total number of children that have needed to be hospitalized has risen to 57.
Rhode Island installed coaches in all of the state’s hospital emergency rooms and others are following its lead.
The ballot measure would not fund any services or pay for operating facilities, and some are concerned it would thus create “an excessive unnecessary burden” to the county’s finances.
A month’s stay in a rehab facility became the standard of care for alcoholism. But there’s little research to support that length of stay for people addicted to opioids.
Legislation recently signed by Gov. Brown will allow about 1,000 clinics statewide to bill Medi-Cal for treatment by marriage and family counselors, deepening the pool of mental health providers.
The city’s Department of Public Health plans to add five members to its Comprehensive Crisis Services unit, including clinical psychologists and social workers, to provide around-the-clock services to the police department.
Thousands of assaults a year are leaving taxpayers on the hook for at least $135 million in workers’ compensation and overtime.
Advocates worry the projects are undermining the community-level approach to treating mental illness.
Treatment-resistant depression, particularly common among seniors, can raise the risk of suicide and lead to a loss of independence.