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Beacon Light introduces mental health one-stop shop

October 4, 2013

“We have a real mission as an agency to go forward and help people with treatment in a healing environment,” Beacon Light Behavioral Health Systems President and CEO Richard B. Seager said Thursd....

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Oct-06-13 10:21 AM

Commonsense .... should we also lockup people who get parking tickets? Or how about we lockup everyone with Diabetes since for years people have claimed that "like someone with diabetes, someone with a mental illness would need to take medications for the rest of their life" or does that comparison only work in one direction? Not every person with a mental illness needs 24 hour care, or is in shared housing (i.e. group homes) the mere idea that you would state "return to their kennels" tells me that you would prefer that those of us with mental illnesses be swept under the carpet in hopes that we will simply disappear. Discrimination takes many forms Commonsense, and comparing me to a dog is a good example of how you discriminate against not only me, but many others who you obviously have never taken time to get to know. It is also attitudes like that that make it harder for those of us with mental illnesses to even begin to recover.

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Oct-04-13 6:45 PM

With the need for increased mental health services why hasn't our Rep Rapp pushed for the hospital patient census been allowed to increase. These people are under control of Human services and the new beacon Light program. The care is only while they are at these buildings instead of 24 hr. care in a hospital setting. hey are given a quick appointment then sent out to their kennels (sorry group home) with no monitoring, medication management, therapies, reality orientation etc. Oh I forgot, the Co. commissioners and rep Rapp like the money!! These two mental health programs would be like going to a mechanic for a heart transplant.

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Oct-04-13 1:21 PM

While I applaud Beacon Light's efforts to improve mental health care delivery and access, I do have to wonder why they are not offering these services to children and adolescents. Services for this age group are sorely lacking in this country.

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Oct-04-13 9:20 AM

Warren General has gotten more updates and cosmetic changes in my lifetime then what those being treated for mental health have seen in the places we go for treatment. I feel like this is the first time in my life that I can say that the treatment environment offers a sense of dignity and respect for those going there. Environment can really make a difference for how people respond to treatment. Those who think otherwise should consider how they feel when they go into a business that is dismal as opposed to going into a similar business that has a fresher look to it. We are humans and deserve the same dignity that people with physical health issues get when they are treated

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Oct-04-13 7:57 AM

Yeah, its just another business. layoff people and build a new building. Some of Beacon Lights counselors need counseling for a variety of issues.

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