Tri County Behavioral Health Care is the government mental health authority for Montgomery, Liberty, and Walker Counties, offering a wide range of services for both children and adults. Joining us in conversation today is Evan Roberson, who directs the program. Join us to hear how Tri County works to serve those from all sorts of backgrounds, how they are equipped to support the most complex children and adults, and what their treatment looks like. Evan talks about mental health management beyond treatment, and you’ll learn why the implications of long term drug use are often confused for a diagnosis of schizophrenia. We also discuss why folks with medical insurance choose Tri County over private care, and what to expect from non-crisis and crisis care. Evan leaves us with a message of hope around the growing awareness around the need for mental health care for all. Join us to hear all this and more today!
Key Points From This Episode:
“No matter what your income is, if you’re in one of our three categories, you’re in mental health crisis, we can provide those services.” — @TriCountyEd [0:06:58]
“Your kid is ten, he’s cute, he’s manageable. What’s he going to look like at 25? And if you’re 50, what are you going to look like at 65? You need to be thinking today about the future.” — @TriCountyEd [0:13:30]
“We have over 600 patients with Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is not an unusual diagnosis for us, the symptoms aren’t unusual for us, and our suppliers are used to treating at a higher level than you would at a PCP.” — @TriCountyEd [0:17:10]
“The biggest barrier to getting treatment is understanding that you need treatment and admitting that you need treatment.” — @TriCountyEd [0:53:03]
“My hope is that we will move from a place where we talk about mental illness to talking about what it means to have mental wellbeing and to live a life that is complex, and yet we can still cope.” — @TriCountyEd [0:54:20]
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