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Board of Supervisors Approves Countywide Suicide Prevention Initiative

Santa Ana, Calif. (March 13, 2018) – The Orange County Board of Supervisors announced that it has committed $600,000 of Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) monies for the creation of a countywide suicide prevention program. This funding will be given to MindOC, the fiscal entity of Be Well Orange County, …

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Orange County Devotes $600,000 to First Suicide-Prevention Program

Daily PilotMarch 12, 2019By, Ben Brazil The Orange County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to devote $600,000 to begin the first countywide suicide-prevention program aimed at combating a spiraling mental health crisis. The Orange County Health Care Agency will direct the funds to the nonprofit MindOC, which will seek to increase awareness, provide resources to …

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Santana: Orange County Touts New Community Model for Treating Mental Illness

Voice of OCJanuary 30, 2019By, Norberto Santana, Jr. Orange County leaders this week unveiled a $40 million, 60,000 square foot mental health campus in Orange aimed at radically shifting regional homelessness spending away from local police and more toward mental health treatment. “It’s a holistic approach,” said Dr. Richard Afable, a former CEO of Hoag Hospital …

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Orange County Approves $16.6M for ‘First-of-its-Kind’ Mental-Health Center, Psychiatric ER

Orange County RegisterJanuary 29, 2019By Jordan Graham Orange County approved funding Tuesday for a first-of-its-kind mental health center and psychiatric emergency room, filling a void that has left mentally-ill patients in the county with inadequate treatment and burdened local hospitals. The Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to allocate $16.6 million to the $40-million project, which …

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