mental health center $19.2 million state-funded grants Expanding the capacity of treatment facilities serving California teens. as part of of Los Angeles County Behavioral and mental health infrastructure
Los Angeles, January 9, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Following the Governor Gavin Newsom Award announcement $480.5 million Grants for 54 improvement projects california Behavioral health infrastructure for children and adolescents, Los AngelesGateways Hospital and Mental Health Center, based in $19.2 million Grant funds to expand behavioral and mental health services for youth at facilities on the Echo Park Hospital campus. Extensions and subsidies Los Angeles CountyBase projects that support behavioral health infrastructure to address gaps in care and produce sustainable improvements that better serve county residents. This expansion will make Gateways Hospital the largest provider of acute adolescent (ages 13-18) mental health and substance use disorders. Los Angeles County.
“Investments in youth-tailored behavior and mental health services come at a critical time. Phil Wong“The past few years have been particularly difficult for adolescents and there is a desperate need to provide support to young people facing mental health crises. Los Angeles County Prioritize funds to focus on youth mental health by expanding infrastructure capacity to help turn the tide. Our team wants to start expanding so that we can serve young people in need. ”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 3 high school students experience persistent sadness and hopelessness. He reported that one in six of his adolescents had made a suicide plan, an increase of 44% since 2009. California, suicide is one of the top three leading causes of death among young people aged 14-19. Fear, social distancing protocols, and the widespread adoption of distance learning in place during the COVID-19 pandemic have dramatically exacerbated the need for mental health support.
The planned expansion will focus on adolescents who have serious emotional or behavioral problems or who are experiencing acute psychiatric emergencies. Most have experienced traumatic events or adverse childhood experiences and/or involvement in child welfare services. Areas of support include adolescents who identify as transgender, intersex, and nonbinary; youth at risk due to issues surrounding substance abuse and eating disorders; and facing pressure and placement issues. Focuses on young people of transition age (TAY) aged 18-24 who are transition into adulthood.
“For the past 60 years, Gateways Hospital has been dedicated to providing mental health services to Angelenos people in need, especially those with chronic mental health emergencies. Barry Steinhart, Director of Gateway Hospital. “With this grant, we will be able to help hundreds of young people by providing them with the professional treatment and counseling they desperately need in a safe and supportive environment.”
The 13,000-square-foot expansion project will add 37 new adolescent beds to the existing 27 beds and will serve 300 to 445 adolescents annually at the main Gateways Hospital and Mental Health Center campuses. The total number of patients increases. In addition to traditional mental health care, the planned facilities will provide patients with multifaceted treatment modalities, including drug and alcohol counseling, group counseling and peer support, medical monitoring, and nutritionist support for patients with eating disorders. Unique in that respect.
Awards are provided through the Department of Health Services (DHCS) Behavioral Health Continuity Infrastructure Program (BHCIP) Round 4: Children and Youth Grants.
About Gateways Hospital and Mental Health Center
Since 1953, the non-profit Gateways Hospital and Mental Health Center has been the home of comprehensive mental health services and programs administered by a team of qualified medical professionals on nine campuses nationwide. increase. Southern CaliforniaAs one of 31 independent psychiatric emergency hospitals in California, Gateway now provides critical services to highly vulnerable adolescents. Tucked away in the Echo Park community, the main hospital building currently houses 55 beds dedicated to mental and behavioral health services for the most disadvantaged, including the homeless, regardless of their ability to pay. Today, the hospital serves an average of 1,700 patients each year, including more than 525 adult and adolescent inpatients. For more information, visit gatewayshospital.org.
About the BHCIP Grant
Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) Behavioral Health Continuity Infrastructure Program (BHCIP) Round 4: Children and Youth grants support California All, Governor Newsom’s Children’s Mental Health Master Plan.
This is the 4th of 6 rounds. $2.2 billion BHCIP funds provided by the Legislature and the Governor have been authorized to build, acquire and expand behavioral health facilities and community-based care options, and to invest in mobile crisis infrastructure for the 2021-22 budget. . Funds may only be used for facility capacity expansion. BHCIP is part of a broader effort by the California Department of Health and Human Services (CalHHS) to improve California’s behavioral health and long-term care continuity infrastructure.
These investments will enable care to be delivered in the least restrictive setting by creating a wide range of options, including outpatient alternatives, emergency care, peer-respite, wellness centers and social rehabilitation models. Enabling alternatives to incarceration, hospitalization, homelessness and institutionalization by better meeting the needs of vulnerable people who face the greatest barriers to access. A variety of care placement options provide a significant off-ramp from intensive behavioral health service settings and help individuals, including the most vulnerable, transition into community living.
BHCIP Round 4 Recipients: Children and Youth Grants include city, county, tribal, nonprofit, and for-profit organizations throughout the state that serve targeted populations. Additional information about BHCIP Round 4: Children and Youth winners is available at BHCIP Grant Information.
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