Talking about behavioral health with the Jefferson Center

Stakeholders gather at forum on Feb. 15

Posted 2/19/19

The Jefferson Center for Mental Health values its community partners. “We all have that common thread in that we all work with people in the county,” said Lori Swanson-Lamm, the director of adult …

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Talking about behavioral health with the Jefferson Center

Stakeholders gather at forum on Feb. 15

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The Jefferson Center for Mental Health values its community partners.

“We all have that common thread in that we all work with people in the county,” said Lori Swanson-Lamm, the director of adult intensive services at the Jefferson Center for Mental Health. “We’ve learned over the years that we work better together.”

The Jefferson Center hosted a forum on Feb. 15 to discuss behavioral health services with other community stakeholders.

About 40 individuals from 26 organizations attended the forum. Attendees included law enforcement, public health and healthcare providers, public schools, human services and others.

“We are grateful to have been part of today’s forum. It will take a community to begin to address behavioral health, from prevention to screening,” said Monica Buhlig, the group director of community health for Centura Health. “As part of Centura Health’s mission to provide whole person care, we recognize the importance behavioral health plays in the true well-being of those in our communities.”

Every attendee contributed something to the forum, Swanson-Lamm said, whether it was creative ideas, enthusiasm and/or expertise.

And with that, Swanson-Lamm added, “everybody walked out of here with motivation, a new connection or having learned something new.”

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