Month: October 2017

Trump Administration Declares Opioid Crisis A Public Health Emergency

www.npr.org October 26, 20175:02 AM ET Heard on Morning Edition President Trump declared a public health emergency to deal with the opioid epidemic Thursday, freeing up some resources for treatment. More than 140 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “We are currently dealing with […]

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Gratitude for the Generous Support at SummitStone Breakfast Event

SummitStone Health Partners would like to express our gratitude to each and every community member who attended our recent Annual Breakfast Event. We had a record number of people who came to learn more about the behavioral health services we provide across Larimer County, and to support our free Mental Health First Aid training program. […]

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Larimer County law agencies seek grant to pair more counselors with officers

Funds will expand program to have counselors work with officers in Larimer County, Loveland, Fort Collins By Pamela Johnson – Reporter-Herald Staff Writer Local law enforcement agencies are hoping for a $362,000 grant to multiply the number of certified counselors available to respond to crisis calls with officers. Larimer County is leading the grant application […]

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Loveland, Fort Collins police team up with behavioral health specialists

Not every person with a mental health issue who gets reported to police is engaged in criminal activity. Yet police are often called to respond to incidents where a person may need crisis assistance but not necessarily criminal justice intervention. That takes up limited police resources and emergency services and doesn’t get the person the […]

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