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City Club of Central Oregon is tackling this neglected part of healthcare.

 

Robin Henderson is the Chief Behavioral Health Officer at St. Charles.  She says we have to make businesses realize there's a cost to not offering and encouraging mental health treatment.

 

"Lets start with dealing with a diabetic with undiagnosed depression and that can cost 10 to 12 times more for treatment and that 's the business case of this."

 

"We have to normalize it.  That's  one of the things that is behind some of the changes at St. Charles.  I'm the Chief of Behavioral Health and part of the reason we moved to that is to elevate behavioral health so it's as common as nursing to healthcare.  Behavioral  health really needs to be inbedded to all the services we provide."

 

City Club plans to explore the local impact of lack of recognition and treatment for mental health issues.

 

Help Puerto Rico

Most organizations are asking for cash, rather than supplies, so they can route help to where it’s needed most more quickly. Here are some of the largest groups with campaigns underway:

 

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  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • Intersection of NW Broadway Street and NW Delaware for waterline replacement project, road closures with detours clearly marked for thru traffic, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with roads opened nightly. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use Bond Street and Wall Street.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.