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County’s suicide rate rebounds

County’s suicide rate rebounds

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – An annual report to Humboldt County supervisors on suicide rates and prevention shows that last year’s reduction in suicides isn’t a trend, as this year’s rate is tracking to be as high as ever. September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and at its Aug. 28 meeting, the

McKinleyville may get social services hub

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – A large social services hub may be built in downtown McKinleyville in the coming year, providing a one-stop-shop for those needing the services of Cal Works/Welfare to Work, Child Welfare Services, Mental Health, Adult Protective Services, the Women, Infants and Children nutrition program (WIC) and more. The 13,400-square-foot

Court-ordered psych treatment pondered

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Humboldt’s Board of Supervisors is exploring the possibility of implementing a state law that allows courts to order outpatient mental health treatment as a condition of staying in the community. The potential implementation of Laura’s Law – the 2003 state law named after Laura Wilcox, a 19-year-old mental

Supervisors make interim appointments for CAO, DHHS director

County of Humboldt HUMBOLDT – The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors today appointed Cheryl Dillingham to the position of interim County Administrative Officer (CAO) and Connie Beck to the position of interim Director of the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS). Dillingham will replace current CAO Phillip Smith-Hanes, who submitted his letter of resignation

Board appoints Kristin Brinks Director of Health & Human Services

County of Humboldt HUMBOLDT – The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors today announced the appointment of Kristin Brinks to the position of Director of the Department of Health & Human Services. Brinks currently serves as the deputy director of Community Services for the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency. There she oversees 13

McKinleyville May Get Social Services Hub

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – In an effort to decentralize where it provides social services, the County of Humboldt plans on creating three regional hubs, with McKinleyville likely to get the first one. The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services may lease an existing building or have one built in McKinleyville

Mobile Outreach workers encourage home gardening

Assorted vegetable seed packets are available this spring through the Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) Mobile Outreach program. For the third year, DHHS staffers are distributing the packets to people interested in gardening in communities throughout the county. Free garden kits include seed packets of carrots, corn, pumpkins, peas, green beans, cabbage, lettuce

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