(photo by David Middlecamp for The Tribune)
One of Adam Hill’s priorities as SLO County Supervisor has been facilitating the creation of better and more accessible mental health services in SLO County.
One such project was the opening of the Crisis Stabilization Unit in March of last year, which has proven to significantly decrease the need for involuntary holding by emergency services.
From The Tribune:
With the new facility in place, the county has seen a roughly 48% reduction in law enforcement requests to admit individuals to the 16-bed psychiatric health facility — known as the PHF, or “puff” — where patients may be held involuntarily for up to 72 hours if they are a danger to themselves or others.
Read the full Tribune story here.