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Kaufman County Cares!
With mental healthcare at top of concern for cities, counties, and law enforcement all over the nation, Kaufman County made the decision to add a Mental Health Care Coordinator for the County at the end of 2022 to ensure that mental health services are efficiently coordinated between the patients, courts, and providers. The goal is to make mental health care services more accessible and to streamline inefficiencies within the mental health system through the use of the Mental Health Care Coordinator which will benefit all Kaufman County citizens.
In order to do that, Kaufman County partnered with the North Texas Behavioral Health Authority (NTBHA), the local Behavioral Health Authority. NTBHA plans, coordinates, develops policy, develops and allocates resources, supervises, and ensures the provision of mental health services for the Texas residents of Dallas, Ellis, Navarro, Hunt, Kaufinan, and Rockwall Counties.
Jennifer Russell, MS, LPC
Mental Health Courts Coordinator
Kaufman County Justice Center
1902 E US HWY 175
Kaufman, Texas 75142
- Behavioral Health Leadership Board
- MOU (Memo of Understanding) with NTBHA
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Need To Talk? Someone is ready to listen!
The 988 suicide crisis lifeline is a national helpline in the United States that is designated for individuals in crisis or experiencing suicidal thoughts. It is similar to the well-known emergency number 911 but specifically focuses on mental health emergencies. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) designated 988 as the new three-digit number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in July 2020.
The 988 suicide crisis lifeline will route calls to the existing network of local crisis centers across the United States. These centers are staffed by trained professionals who provide immediate assistance, support, and referrals to individuals in crisis. The lifeline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, ensuring that help is accessible at any time.
The implementation of 988 as the national suicide crisis lifeline is part of a broader effort to improve mental health services in the United States. It recognizes the importance of providing immediate support to individuals in crisis and aims to reduce barriers to accessing mental health care.
You may also reach us by filling out the form from the "Need Help" link in the blue column on the left column of this page. Someone will respond to you upon receipt of the submitted form.