A coalition of five King County cities is set to build the county’s first walk-in mental health crisis care center, officials announced Wednesday, a move that comes before a countywide levy vote in April that could add even more such centers to the region.
March 8, 2023 – Connections Health Solutions, the leading innovator of immediate access behavioral health crisis care, is proud to announce it has secured a location in the 405 Kirkland Corporate Center in Kirkland, WA, for the county’s first person-focused, multi-service behavioral health crisis response center. Within a safe, dedicated space for high-quality care, the center will provide a spectrum of care services, from walk-in behavioral health urgent care to continued stabilization, to individuals experiencing all types of behavioral health or substance use crises.
Beginning April 1, 2023, states may resume Medicaid redeterminations and terminations of coverage for those no longer eligible.
When it comes to addressing the intersections of mental health and criminal justice, it seems there aren’t many better places to work than Arizona.
As thought leaders in behavioral health crisis care, Connections Health Solutions (CHS) advocates at all levels of government for an improved and reimagined crisis response system that provides immediate access to high-quality behavioral health crisis care for all who need it when they need it. As we enter 2023, CHS strives to educate federal, state and local elected and appointed policymakers on the value of its medical care model that serves the highest acuity crisis patients presenting with suicidal behaviors, acute agitation and substance intoxication.
Maricopa County is investing $2.56 million into a new pilot program to expand behavioral health services. This pilot program will make Connections Health Solutions the second provider of Court-ordered evaluations in the County.
A scorching afternoon in Tucson in August 2020 had all the makings of a tragedy. A local judge had ordered Tucson police to pick up a man for a mental health evaluation.
Youth in the United States have a growing need for multisystem behavioral healthcare. Unfortunately, they are often subject to unnecessary hospital visits, lengthy stays in inpatient facilities, or other out-of-home placements to receive care.
There is a mental health crisis among youth in the United States. Nearly half—44%—of US high school students reported in 2021 that they had experienced feelings of persistent hopeless or sadness in the past year.1 How can we help youth when they are in crisis?
Mental health includes your psychological, emotional, and social well-being and affects how you feel, think, and act. It’s an important part of your overall health and quality of life. As we enter the new year, it’s important to make your mental health a priority. Here are five ways you can support your mental health going into the new year.
Connections Health Solutions, the leading innovator of immediate access behavioral health crisis care, today announced Prince William County has awarded Connections Health Solutions a contract to provide crisis receiving and stabilization services for the county.
America is experiencing a youth mental health crisis. In 2021, 44% of high school students reported that they had experienced persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness in the past year.
Connections Health Solutions, the leading innovator in immediate-access behavioral health crisis care, today announced the addition of Laura Buckley as Chief Operating Officer.
Dr. Margie Balfour is an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Arizona and an administrator for Connections Health Solutions, an Arizona agency that provides crisis services.
Margaret “Margie” Balfour, MD, PhD, an associate professor in the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson’s Department of Psychiatry, received the Sam Cochran Criminal Justice Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Lisa is joined by Margie Balfour, M.D., Ph.D., psychiatrist, and Chief Clinical Quality Officer at Connections Health Solutions, the leading innovator in behavioral health crisis care.
Connections Health Solutions, LLC is the leading innovator of behavioral health crisis care. The Company operates the two largest behavioral health crisis facilities in the nation and provides a ...
Dr. Margie Balfour of Connections Health Solutions recognizes the necessity for transformative change in the mental health crisis space in an article in Psychiatric Times.
In an interview for the Call for Help podcast, Dr. Margie Balfour shares her perspective on the Arizona model and the role that law enforcement plays in crisis response.
In an interview with Green Valley News touching upon the vitality of “arrest deflection” in the circumstances of providing those undergoing mental health crises with appropriate treatment, Dr. Margie Balfour shares her perspective.
News - Mar 08, 2023