Category: Mental Health

County hosts first of two community forums

Nearly 75 community members attended a Community Mental Health Forum at Linus Pauling Middle School in Corvallis on September 13. Community members attended in person and online. The meeting started with a short presentations from Commissioner Xan Augerot, Sheriff Jef Van Arsdall, and Suzanne Hoffman, Health Department Director. It concluded with a panel discussion and […]

This week! Mental Health Forum: Better Outcomes in Crisis Response and the Justice System

The forum will include a short presentation and panel discussion for questions/answers from the public. Panelists include Commissioner Xan Augerot, Sheriff Jef Van Arsdall, Suzanne Hoffman, Health Department Director, Laura Hennum, CEO, Samaritan Health Services, Andrey Myhre, Executive Director, Corvallis Housing First, and Nick Kurth, Program Manager, Justice System Improvement Program. Please join us in […]
Mental Health Forum

Mental health & law enforcement crisis co-response growing after initial success

The Crisis, Outreach, Response, and Engagement, or CORE, co-response program is growing as a result of successful partnership between Benton County Health Department and Corvallis Police Department. In July 2021, the two agencies launched the CORE program, which pairs a qualified mental health professional and a crisis intervention-trained police officer to resolve mental health crisis […]