We have to start thinking about the mental health of our patients. Lane County Mental Health is a state agency dedicated to the care and treatment of people with mental and behavioral health issues. We are in the state of Virginia, and this is our first year as a client of the organization. The staff in our office has been helpful and supportive with our questions and concerns. Our experience with the staff has been positive as well.
It’s been fascinating learning about the variety of mental health issues our patients are facing. One client was recently transferred out of the intensive care unit and into a different ward. We’ve learned that he was recently in a psychotic episode, and his care was complicated by his psychotic symptoms and his being in a state of denial.
Our office has been working hard for the past several months to make sure we’re on the same page as all the other staff, and we’ve been very grateful for the care they’ve provided. Our staff is always prepared to be patient with anyone we’ve met through our experience. We’ve had every other staff member who’s been here with us in the past several months.
Weve been asked to report on all the staff weve worked with both in the past and in the future, but weve only heard from one who knows of an incident that weve handled. That individual is one of our most trusted staff members and the only staff member weve gotten a chance to talk with about the incident. He was in a deep depression after being diagnosed with dementia and a suicide attempt.
This is a case we cant discuss without violating HIPAA, but our general experience is that the staff members weve worked with have been very cooperative. Most of them have been around for years, so they have seen us working with other staff members in the past. While we cant talk about specifics, we can talk about the general work environment at lane county.
According to our experience and that of other staff members, no one has ever given the staff members too much grief for not being able to get anyone to call an in-home social worker. Instead they’ve been more concerned with the fact that no one has had the same problem as their family member. We’ve seen this happening recently in a family, so we’re not sure if it’s just a new trend or if the staff has just noticed it happening more and more.
Noone in this community has ever had the same kind of grief for not being able to get a member of their family to call an in-home social worker. But I’ve been there and there have been very few that have.
We also saw this trend pop up on the news recently and the same thing is happening with mental health. Many people, whether they realize it or not, are in the same boat. My family and I are not, so I know that its not just an issue of our culture or our society. We are in the same boat as these families and that is a very difficult thing to wrap your head around.
Lane county, Indiana is the largest county in Indiana and has had a lot of problems with mental health. It is also the poorest county in the state and has seen a lot of trauma. We want to help them by giving them the ability to call an in-home social worker who can take over the day-to-day of their family’s healing.
The only real change in Lane county is the change in the state police force. This is a big change because we have changed the number of police officers in Lane county and the number of police officers in Indiana. The state is in a much better place and it seems to me that the best way we can change Lane county is to change the police force. If that happens, we will have to do a lot more damage control.