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By Michele Smith
The Times 

Collaboration Key to Solving Behavioral Health Problems

Michele Smith: Community Voices


April 12, 2018

It takes coordination and engagement on many levels when addressing behavioral health issues, and more so when delivering mental health services to persons who have the potential for violence. A recent example was when an Alzheimer patient “headbutted” Columbia County Sheriff Rocky Miller after he responded to a call for help at the patient’s home in February.

An interesting conversation took place last week in the Columbia County Commissioners’ chambers between Sheriff Miller, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Dale Slack, Columbia County Health System CEO Shane McGuire, Blue Mountain Cou...

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