The Greenville News Focuses on Mental Illness; Crisis Care

The work and focus of the Behavioral Health Taskforce continue to make news as the critical need for crisis stabilization and chronic care services are highlighted around our state. Two articles appearing in The Greenville News recently illustrate that need.  The first underscores the struggles of those living with mental illness, citing statistics from the Hope for Tomorrow: The Collective Approach for Transforming South Carolina’s Behavioral Health Systems report. The second story highlights a new plan for crisis stabilization and treatment services—a key focus of the Behavioral Health Taskforce and of the Implementation Leadership Council, which is currently being convened by IMPH. Although many organizations, agencies and individuals have worked for years to address these issues in South Carolina, the concerted efforts of the Behavioral Health Taskforce have amplified their concerns and added focus to the vital work to fix these problems through the 20 recommendations outlined in the taskforce report.

Read the stories featured in the Greenville News (registration may be required):

Greenvillians with mental illness struggle behind the scenes

New psychiatric hospital, care plan in works



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