Friday, February 24, 2017 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Regional Mental Health Initiatives: Solving Unmet Needs
There are close to 1,000 deaths per day in the U.S. related to mental illness – suicides, overdoses, homicides, homeless and other citizens dying prematurely from the disease Mental disorders also tops the list as one of the most costly conditions in healthcare accounting for more than $200 billion in 2013 according to federal data. These costs are those associated with the people that are treated, but many go untreated, especially youth. A compounding issue is the opioid addiction crisis. These are the reasons that mental health rose to the top of the federal legislative agenda in December when significant legislation was passed as part of the Cures Act. The bill will mean new policies and funding for mental health and substance abuse,
Hopefully Northern Kentucky can benefit from these changes. In the meantime, partners in our community are trying to change the course of mental health and substance abuse care and treatment available in this region, starting with the new 197 bed SUN Behavioral Health facility and the specialty services that it will bring to the area along with service/care to children and adolescents. This CBC program will introduce you to the new CEO of SUN Behavioral health who can provide information about the new free standing hospital. This program will also share issues facing our youth and adults, services that are currently available in the community or in the schools, and any needs that have been identified for the future that still need resources.
Chris Lockey, M.D., CEO SUN Behavioral Health Hospital
Walter Armstrong, R.N., Case Manager, Behavioral Health, St. Elizabeth Healthcare
Crystal Leugers, Director of Community-Based Services, Childrens Home Northern Kentucky
The mission of CBC Connects is to help in the development of relationships with the other members of the CBC and to better understand who they are and what they do. Ultimately, it will allow us to better connect the people we know to people in need.
The group meets every Wednesday, 8:30 AM – 9:30AM at Gateway Community and Technical College Center for Technology, Innovation and Enterprise located at 516 Madison Ave. Each meeting includes an exercise helping you to develop business skills.
Any and all CBC members are welcome.
Guests will be welcome for 2 meetings to decide if they care to join the CBC.
Come if and when it fits your schedule – attendance is encouraged but not required.
Meeting preparation: 30 second commercial about who you are and what you do; a referral request.
Cost – Included in the CBC membership
Bring business cards.
Be willing to participate in small group discussions.
Be prepared to tell the group how they can help you generate more clients.
For more information, call (859) 431-1500, ext. 1.
Posted: February 1, 2016
Ground was broken for the new Forcht Bank
Posted: January 27, 2016
Greater Cinti Foundation Senior Giving Strategies Officer Norah Mock says getting the gifts is all about gaining attention through compelling story telling. Mock spoke at the January 26 CBC NonProfit Lunch and Learn quarterly gathering at RiverCenter. She said philanthropy is a heart-centered activity.