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Virtual crisis recovery center groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, Oct. 23

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 12:00pm

A groundbreaking ceremony for the crisis recovery center will be at noon Friday, October 23. The center, 1000 W. Second St., will be located on the Treatment and Recovery Campus of Douglas County and will serve adults and children with mental health and substance disorder needs.

The groundbreaking ceremony will include brief remarks by Douglas County Commissioner Nancy Thellman, LMH Health President and CEO Russ Johnson, and Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center CEO Patrick Schmitz. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the local public health order’s limit on gatherings, the invitation-only event will be live-streamed through LMH Health’s Facebook page at

The approximately 20,000-square-foot center will provide behavioral health crisis services performed by a patient-focused, multi-disciplinary team. Staff will include: mental health professionals, peer support specialists, behavioral health technicians, licensed addiction staff, case managers and psychiatric professionals. The crisis recovery center will have an access center, 23-hour observation unit, and crisis stabilization unit.