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 »

Robin Williams Death Prompts Discussion

Medford, Ore. — The death of Robin Williams is highlighting the serious issue of mental health, depression and suicide. Tuesday morning, a coroner’s report confirmed Williams took his own life by hanging himself with a belt.  This comes after his publicist said he was dealing with severe depression. Jackson County Mental Health said 90% of … 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 »

Doctors Say Smoke Could Increase Anxiety

MEDFORD, Ore. — As the Rogue Valley enters its third week being covered in smoke, doctors are warning about the possible impacts in people’s mental health. Doctors say the smoke can have a psychological impact and cause a rise in anxiety levels. For people who already suffer from anxiety problems or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, they … 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 »