Douglas County and partner agencies will provide an update about behavioral health initiatives during a community event “New Directions in Behavioral Health” 5:30-7 p.m. May 6 in the Lawrence Public Library auditorium, 707 Vermont St. The event is free, open to the public and being held in conjunction with Mental Health Awareness Month. Light refreshments will be available.
Bob Tryanski, director of Behavioral Health Projects for Douglas County, will provide an overview and then moderate a panel discussion about current and future projects. Topics will include: care coordination, social detox peer support, Integrated Crisis Team, Peer Fellows program and the recovery campus and housing projects. Community members also will have the opportunity to ask questions.
Those scheduled to serve on the panel:
- Karin Denes-Collar, Behavioral Health Director, Heartland Community Health Center
- Stacey Cooper, Intensive Care Coordination Program Supervisor, Heartland Regional Alcohol & Drug Assessment Center (Heartland RADAC)
- Ashley Countryman, Clinical Coordinator, DCCCA – First Step at Lake View
- Mathew Faulk, Homeless Outreach Program Manager, Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center
- Derek Hurst, Director of the Integrated Crisis Team, LMH Health
- Shannon Oury, Executive Director, Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority
- Bill Reilly, Peer Support Program Manager, Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center