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New 988 Mental Health Crisis Response Hotline Highlighted Need for Standardization

Dr. Margie Balfour and Sgt. Jason Winsky of the Tucson police department discuss tips for family members and clinicians during a mental health crisis, and the upcoming 988 hotline launching July 2022.

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Crisis Response Center Starts Mental Health Treatment Early, Successfully Partners With Community

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.

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Behavioral Health Crisis Care’s Carpe Diem Moment

Margie Balfour, Chief Quality Officer for Connections Health Solutions, shares her view on the opportunity to determine the future of behavioral health crisis care in the U.S.

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Connections Health Solutions Appoints Bob Sheehy to Board of Directors

Connections Health Solutions, the leading innovator in behavioral health crisis care, today announced the appointment of Bob Sheehy, co-founder and chairman of Bright Health Group, to the Company’s Board of Directors.

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988 is a great start, but it’s just the tip of the iceberg

Connections Health Solutions’ CEO Colin LeClair shares his perspective on the nationwide rollout of 988 effective July 16, 2022.

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How Atlanta Can Learn from One Community’s Mental Health Response

Connections Health Solutions team members contribute to a special report investigating how one community is improving its response to mental health calls.

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How Tucson is helping police response to 911 Calls

Dr. Margie Balfour, Chief Quality Officer, and Gary McGinnis, Recovery Support Specialist Manager, contribute to a special report by Atlanta’s 11 Alive recognizing the importance of collaboration and how police in Tucson are helping respond to 911 calls.

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Taking Action Against the Rising Mental Health Crisis: Efforts From Health Plans, Congress, and More

Connections Health Solutions CEO Colin LeClair and Dr. Margie Balfour, Chief Quality Officer, contribute to a story in The American Journal of Managed Care recognizing current efforts to address the growing mental health crisis.

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Exile on Oak Street

Dr. Margie Balfour provides perspective for a story on homelessness and mental health in Phoenix for PHOENIX Magazine.

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Making Connections

Dr. Margie Balfour and Sergeant Jason Winsky of the Tucson police department discuss how mental health professionals and law enforcement work together to get individuals in mental health crisis the care they need in this video interview for Psychiatric Times.

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988 Is the New 911 for Mental Health

Dr. Margie Balfour discusses 988 on the Consultant360 podcast.

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Tips For Successful Collaboration With Law Enforcement During Mental Health Crises

Dr. Margie Balfour and Sgt. Jason Winsky discuss the importance of collaboration in mental health with Psych Congress Network.

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Tucson Shares Blueprint for Crisis System Success

Dr. Margie Balfour discusses the structure of Tucson’s crisis care system with the Psychiatric News.

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Connections Health Solutions Welcomes New Medical Director

Connections Health Solutions, the founder and national leader of immediate-access behavioral health crisis stabilization, announced that Theresa Costales, M.D., has been appointed to serve as the Medical Director of the organization’s Phoenix facility.

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Crisis Response Center Expanding & Adding Services to Meet Demand

Connections Health Solutions’ CEO Colin LeClair and Chief Clinical Quality Officer Dr. Margie Balfour share an overview of the CRC and recognize the importance of creating better access for patients with Arizona Daily Star solutions reporter Caitlin Schmidt.

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The Current State of Crisis Care

Dr. Margie Balfour discusses the current state of crisis care in a Mental Health Minute video feature with the Psychiatric Times.

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Connections Health Solutions Expands Leadership Team

Connections Health Solutions, the founder and national leader of immediate-access behavioral health crisis stabilization, announced additions to the leadership team and the board of directors to support the organization's growth initiatives.

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Psychiatric Services from Pages to Practice Podcast

Connections Health Solutions’ Chief Clinical Quality Officer Dr. Margie Balfour and Sergeant Jason Winsky of the Tucson Police Department discuss their paper and the importance of collaboration between police and clinicians in behavioral health.

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Connections Health Solutions Selected by Arizona Complete Health® to Operate Crisis Response Center in Pima County

Connections Health Solutions, the founder and national leader of immediate-access behavioral health crisis stabilization, has been selected by Arizona Complete Health-Complete Care Plan to operate the Crisis Response Center in Pima County.

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Dr. Margie Balfour Featured in The University of Arizona Health Sciences Connect

Connections Health Solutions’ Chief Clinical Quality Officer Dr. Margie Balfour recognizes what the CIT Behavioral Healthcare Professional of the Year recognition means to her and talks about the importance of collaboration in crisis systems.

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