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Compassion is the Prescription for Care at County Psychiatric Hospital

| 1:29 PM

The County has added more than $54 million to this year’s Behavioral Health Services budget, along with dozens of new positions and investments throughout the county. But, as a visit with the caring and compassionate staff at the County’s Psychiatric Hospital shows, treating mental illness is an extremely complex process and funding is just one of the many challenges.

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County to Make Significant Investment to Improve Access to Behavioral Health Services

| 2:03 PM

The County Board of Supervisors today voted to increase access to behavioral health services in North County with plans for additional investments across the region.

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County to Study Building Behavioral Health Hub on Unused Hillcrest Lot

| 9:36 AM

The County Board of Supervisors today voted to abandon current plans to lease an unused piece of County-owned property in Hillcrest to build condominiums and instead instructed the County to conduct a feasibility study to determine if a behavioral health services hub can be housed on the land.

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County to Improve Psychiatric Care for People in Criminal Justice System

| 11:12 AM

The County Board of Supervisors today voted to direct the County, the District Attorney and the Sheriff to develop a plan to strengthen the County’s ability to help people with mental health issues and substance abuse, both of which intersect with the criminal justice system.