New Mental Health Program Saving Dollars

MEDFORD, Ore. — A new service is helping the mentally ill get help quicker and it’s also saving the community thousands of dollars. That service is having a Jackson County Mental Health worker respond with police to mental health calls. The idea is to connect services immediately to someone with a mental illness instead of sending … Continue reading »

Officers Train to Help Mentally Ill

MEDFORD, Ore. — Officers in the Rogue Valley are working to better understand and help the mentally ill. This week, members from every law enforcement agency in southern Oregon are doing what’s called a ‘Crisis Intervention Training’ or CIT. Back in February, several officers and the Jackson County Mental Health department went to Salt Lake City, Utah to … Continue reading »

Mental Health: Critical Care Pt. 1

MEDFORD, Ore. — Recent shootings across the U.S. have put gun control on the forefront of a national debate but these tragedies highlight a deeper issue that’s also being thrust into the spotlight. Millions of people, children, professionals, the homeless, many truggle everyday to keep their life normal. One woman NewsWatch12′s Sharon Ko spoke with … Continue reading »