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County to Add Psychiatric Beds, Strengthen Behavioral Health Services

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The County Board of Supervisors today got an update on and voted to take the next step in immediate and long-term strategies to support San Diegans in psychiatric crisis and to help prevent such incidents from occurring.

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Compassion is the Prescription for Care at County Psychiatric Hospital

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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

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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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VIDEO: County, City Boost Efforts to Connect Frequent 911 Callers to Help

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Vulnerable individuals with complex medical and social difficulties who repeatedly call 911 will get help through the RAP program-the Resource Access Program. Specially-trained paramedics and mental health clinicians monitor the 911 system and provide intervention to vulnerable individuals. RAP teams – overseen by the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department – consist of community paramedics paired with […]