New Residential Facility For Mental Health Treatment Opens In Sacramento County
Turning Point Community Programs operates the 15-bed center in Rio Linda for the county, which committed $1.7 million annually for treatment services.
Sacramento County Expands Services For People In Mental Health Crisis: ‘I Just Want To Feel Happy’
The treatment center opened Aug. 1 in a gray stucco building that looks more like a home than a medical institution. It marks the county’s latest effort to expand its mental health treatment options to provide midlevel services that span the gap between outpatient counseling and hospitalization. Called a crisis residential program, the center gives people with dire mental health needs a place to live for 30 days while getting services. (Caiola, 8/23)
Turning Point Fills Void For Mental Health Residents In Crisis (Video)
Every month in Sacramento County, more than 1,600 children and adults land in a hospital emergency room because of mental health issues; those patients are generally refered to a psychiatric hospital for a two week stay and released once again, usually beginning the pattern once again. Sacramento County is hoping Turning Point, a crisis residential program that has had a successful track record, both nationally and locally will patients feel like themselves again. (Sterling, 8/23)