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Determining the Future of Behavioral Health Crisis Care

Dr. Margie Balfour of Connections Health Solutions recognizes the necessity for transformative change in the mental health crisis space in an article in Psychiatric Times.

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Someone to Call, Someone to Come, Somewhere to Go

In an interview for the Call for Help podcast, Dr. Margie Balfour shares her perspective on the Arizona model and the role that law enforcement plays in crisis response.

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Arrest Deflection Helps Thousands in Pima County Seek Treatment

In an interview with Green Valley News touching upon the vitality of “arrest deflection” in the circumstances of providing those undergoing mental health crises with appropriate treatment, Dr. Margie Balfour shares her perspective.

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Connections Health Solutions Adds Key Operational Leader in Montana

Paige Bichler, MSN, RN joins Connections Health Solutions as the Vice President of Clinical Operations in Montana.

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A New Mental Health Crisis Phone Number: 988

Dr. Margie Balfour touches upon the importance of the 988 mental health crisis line on RadioMD’s Mindful Medicine podcast.

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Overcoming Challenges in Launching 988 Mental Health Hotline

In a podcast interview with Consultant360, Dr. Margie Balfour provides insight to the soft launch of 988.

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988 is The New Mental-Health Crisis Hotline. Here’s What You Need to Know

In an interview with TIME touching upon the transformative potential that 988 has for the future of mental-health crises services and care Dr. Margie Balfour provides her perspective.

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988 Hotline Goes Live as the New 911 for Mental Health

Dr. Margie Balfour of Connections Health Solutions discusses the importance of investing in crisis services as mental health crisis demands steadily increase with Bloomberg News.

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Tucson's crisis response system is gold standard in mental health care

Dr. Margie Balfour and Sgt. Jason Winsky of the Tucson police department discuss how collaborative approaches to responding to behavioral health emergencies are effective and how Tucson’s crisis response system is known as the gold standard in mental health care.

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The National Suicide Hotline is Changing to 988 Starting Saturday

Dr. Margie Balfour of Connections Health Solutions provides perspective on the launch of 988 as well as Tucson’s continuum of mental health services for an article in The Washington Post.

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988: The New Mental Health Crisis Number

The Mentally Together podcast covers the launch of 988, warning signs to look for and the future of mental health care with Dr. Margie Balfour of Connections Health Solutions.

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A Look at the 988 Soft Launch

Dr. Margie Balfour of Connections Health Solutions reviews the soft launch of 988 in a column she authored for Psychiatric Times.

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New 988 Suicide Hotline: Hope or Hype?

Dr. Margie Balfour of Connections Health Solutions discusses the launch of 988 with Psychiatric Times.

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New 988 Mental Health Crisis Response Hotline Highlighted Need for Standardization

Dr. Margie Balfour and Sgt. Jason Winsky of the Tucson police department discuss tips for family members and clinicians during a mental health crisis, and the upcoming 988 hotline launching July 2022.

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Crisis Response Center Starts Mental Health Treatment Early, Successfully Partners With Community

Dr. Margie Balfour and Sgt. Jason Winsky of the Tucson police department discuss how collaborative approaches to responding to behavioral health emergencies and starting treatment immediately can lead to patient and community success.

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Behavioral Health Crisis Care’s Carpe Diem Moment

Margie Balfour, Chief Quality Officer for Connections Health Solutions, shares her view on the opportunity to determine the future of behavioral health crisis care in the U.S.

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Connections Health Solutions Appoints Bob Sheehy to Board of Directors

Connections Health Solutions, the leading innovator in behavioral health crisis care, today announced the appointment of Bob Sheehy, co-founder and chairman of Bright Health Group, to the Company’s Board of Directors.

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988 is a great start, but it’s just the tip of the iceberg

Connections Health Solutions’ CEO Colin LeClair shares his perspective on the nationwide rollout of 988 effective July 16, 2022.

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How Atlanta Can Learn from One Community’s Mental Health Response

Connections Health Solutions team members contribute to a special report investigating how one community is improving its response to mental health calls.

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How Tucson is helping police response to 911 Calls

Dr. Margie Balfour, Chief Quality Officer, and Gary McGinnis, Recovery Support Specialist Manager, contribute to a special report by Atlanta’s 11 Alive recognizing the importance of collaboration and how police in Tucson are helping respond to 911 calls.

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