New Mental Health Services On the Way

MEDFORD, Ore. – Medford is preparing to receive a major upgrade to its mental health services. The changes, set to take place over the course of the Summer, coincide with Mental Health Awareness Month, which lasts through May. A celebration of mental health awareness was held in Grants Pass Friday by the non-profit Kairos. The … Continue reading »

Kairos Opens New Mental Health Center

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Five years ago Sandy Heine watched as her adopted daughter suffered a psychotic episode. It lasted 11 days. “It was difficult for her to speak. It was difficult for her to think,” said Heine. “It was terrifying.” After a stint in the hospital, it was Kairos that eventually helped Heine’s daughter … Continue reading »

Mental Health Help for Kids Gets Boost

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — More than half a million dollars in grants are coming to a southern Oregon organization that helps kids with a diagnosis of a  mental health illness. Kairos, which used to be known as SOASTC, is in Grants Pass. It will now have $275,000 dollars from the Ford Family Foundation and $250,000 from … Continue reading »

A New Approach to Mental Health

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – For four months, the dormitory at the Three Bridges program has been Preston Helgesen’s home and safe haven. “I take medication for the voices,” said Preston. “I hear it constantly. It’s, like, a struggle.” At 23 years old, Preston is trying to start a new life, along with 11 others suffering … Continue reading »