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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Dr. Margie Balfour touches upon the importance of the 988 mental health crisis line on RadioMD’s Mindful Medicine podcast.
In a podcast interview with Consultant360, Dr. Margie Balfour provides insight to the soft launch of 988.
In an interview with TIME touching upon the transformative potential that 988 has for the future of mental-health crises services and care Dr. Margie Balfour provides her perspective.
Dr. Margie Balfour of Connections Health Solutions discusses the importance of investing in crisis services as mental health crisis demands steadily increase with Bloomberg News.
Dr. Margie Balfour and Sgt. Jason Winsky of the Tucson police department discuss how collaborative approaches to responding to behavioral health emergencies are effective and how Tucson’s crisis response system is known as the gold standard in mental health care.
The Mentally Together podcast covers the launch of 988, warning signs to look for and the future of mental health care with Dr. Margie Balfour of Connections Health Solutions.
Dr. Margie Balfour of Connections Health Solutions reviews the soft launch of 988 in a column she authored for Psychiatric Times.
Dr. Margie Balfour of Connections Health Solutions discusses the launch of 988 with Psychiatric Times.
Dr. Margie Balfour and Sgt. Jason Winsky of the Tucson police department discuss how collaborative approaches to responding to behavioral health emergencies and starting treatment immediately can lead to patient and community success.