PTSD Sufferers Have Options

MEDFORD, Ore. – Experts urged people suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder to seek help for their condition, and friends of a man shot and killed by police said they wished he had sought more of that kind of help. Sunday, 52-year-old Stephen McMilon fired a shotgun at a police officer, and officers returned fire, killing … Continue reading »

Health Department Adds New Employees

MEDFORD, Ore. — More than a dozen positions will be added to the Jackson County Health and Human Services department after it was awarded several state grants. Jackson County commissioners signed off on the additions Tuesday morning at their weekly staff meeting. The department won five state grants, which will add the equivalent of 14 … Continue reading »

Mental Health Team Aids Police on Calls

MEDFORD, Ore. — This fourth of July, Medford police officers were busy handling mental health calls. They say especially during the holidays, increased use of alcohol impacts the number of mental health calls they receive. Thursday night, Medford Police and the Jackson County Mental Health Department launched a new crisis team to help the mentally … Continue reading »