Health and Wellness

Lane County ramps up mental health services

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Oregon ranks 5th in the country with the highest rates of mental health issues. But after years of brainstorming ideas, Lane County wants to do something about it. The county is planning to create a 29,000-square-foot mental health stabilization center. 

“We have a lot of great first responders. We have CAHOOTS, who the police can turn to help de-escalate a situation and help get a person the services they need, but what we don’t have is that ‘in-between,’” explains Jason . . .