Tag Archives: Jackson County Mental Health

CCO set to yank clients from Jackson County Mental Health

Mail Tribune, Dec. 21, 2016 A major client of Jackson County Mental Health is pulling its patients – putting a halt to the county’s ambitious plans for expansion and new hires. Whether layoffs will result because of the reduction in … Continue reading

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The Breaking Point: 3-part series on mental health care in Medford

The Breaking Point, Part 1 KDRV.com, Nov. 8, 2015 In the middle of creating Divine Lunacy, Peter Quince found out his son was schizophrenic. A surprising turn of events because the musical comedy is about mental illness and because Peter … Continue reading

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Housing market squeezes people with mental illness most (3-part series)

Group homes for [people with mental illness] – Part 1 NBC5 News, Nov. 2, 2015 Thousands of Southern Oregon residents are dealing with some sort of mental illness and thanks to the state, county, and private companies, many of them … Continue reading

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After 3 police shootings in a year, Jackson County seeks ways to assist people in crisis

 Mail Tribune, June 7, 2015 After Medford’s third police shooting in a year renewed discussion of a mental health crisis in the community, Jackson County health officials say the prevalence of mental illness isn’t always depicted accurately — but they … Continue reading

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Rising OHP enrollments in Southern Oregon have mental health professionals scrambling to provide care

KOBI-5.com, Oct. 6, 2014 The number of patients in Jackson County with health insurance skyrocketed after the Affordable Care Act leaving clinics and doctors scrambling to figure out how to better serve patients. It’s been nine months since the Affordable … Continue reading

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As Compass House ramps up, Jackson County is “pouring money” into additional mental health services

Mail Tribune, Oct. 5, 2014 Kathy Randle was working as a nurse when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a disease in which the immune system attacks the central nervous system, often leading to disability. The disease ended her nursing … Continue reading

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Medford police trained how to better respond to mentally ill

Medford Tribune, October 5, 2014 When Medford police are asked during special training whether they’ve ever had a loved one affected by mental illness, half to three-quarters raise their hands. Lt. Curtis Whipple said officers are surprised when they see … Continue reading

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Jackson County art program helps youth at risk from suicide

The Washington Times, August 30, 2014 About 250 works of art – some digital, some recycled, some graffiti and some unfinished – hang on the walls of the Life Track Art Gallery and Youth Center in downtown Medford, while another … Continue reading

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