Behavioral Health

The Executive Office of Health and Human Services is providing infrastructure development grants to community-based behavioral health and social services providers to recover from the pandemic and comply with federal Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic standards.

The State is helping fund the construction of a new facility -- that will include 12 beds -- on the campus of the psychiatric residential treatment facility.

Butler Hospital is building a 25-bed short stay unit to provide care for patients with mental health needs and alleviate the overcrowding at emergency departments. 

To address the increased demand for mental health services related to the pandemic, Congress designated 9-8-8 as the easy-to-remember dialing code for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. 

The Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities, and Hospitals is transferring funds to Thundermist Health Center to expand the Crisis Intervention Training program, which trains, educates, and builds networks for law enforcement, mental health providers, hospitals, etc., to better respond to communities' behavioral health needs.

The State is assisting with the design and architectural plans for a new residential facility to care for female clients, ranging in age from 13 to 18. The new facility will provide 16 residential beds, classrooms, treatment rooms, recreation areas, and support spaces for youth, staff, and families.