In mental health crises, a 911 call can now bring a team of helpers — and maybe no cops
By the time Kiki Radermacher, a mental health therapist, arrived at a Missoula, Montana, home on an emergency 911 call in late May, the man who had called for help was backed into a corner and yelling at police officers. The home, which he was renting, was about to be sold. He had called […]
Pandemic fallout: Idaho health department responds to need for depression, anxiety resources
The oldest caller to the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline since it launched in 2012 was 92 years old, while the youngest was just 7 years old. And as the COVID-19 pandemic has gripped the state, Idahoans of all ages have needed more mental health resources to get by. During the first three months of 2021, […]
Idaho children are sent out of state for care. Idaho Youth Ranch is bringing them home.
For years, Idaho families have been forced to send their children out of state – sometimes all the way across the country – to get them residential mental health care. The Idaho Youth Ranch plans to change that with a $28 million project in Canyon County. The nonprofit has been serving Idaho children and families […]