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Mental health

Washington launches mental health, school safety helpline for teens

June 12, 2024, 7:44am Health

 Growing up closeted in Eastern Washington, Conner Mertens often found himself struggling. Read story

Neighbors want city of Vancouver to close home for mentally ill, chronically homeless

June 1, 2024, 6:02am Clark County News

Neighbors of a Fruit Valley home for mentally ill and chronically homeless people have banded together to try to convince the city of Vancouver to shut it down. They say… Read story

Genevieve Fisher of Vancouver, from left, takes a break in the front yard of the house she purchased with her mom while joined by tenants Stephaun Gallaread and Helen Lowdermilk.

Vancouver woman creates home for people with mental illness or who’ve been chronically homeless

Genevieve Fisher of Vancouver, from left, takes a break in the front yard of the house she purchased with her mom while joined by tenants Stephaun Gallaread and Helen Lowdermilk.

May 21, 2024, 6:10am Clark County Health

Life used to look a lot different for Siddhartha Fisher. He was a gifted child — class president of his elementary school and winner of a state chess championship in sixth grade, his family said. Read story

The Oregon Health & Science University campus in Portland is seen in 2016.

Private equity moves into care in Northwest: Investment firms buying mental health, substance use clinics

The Oregon Health & Science University campus in Portland is seen in 2016.

May 21, 2024, 6:09am Business

A national study published by the journal JAMA Psychiatry earlier this month found private equity firms now account for as much as a quarter of practices providing mental health services in some states. In Washington, about 3 percent of mental health clinics and 8 percent of substance use clinics are… Read story

Bettie Le&rsquo;Sueur talks about the disappearance of her 62-year-old son Jacques Le&rsquo;Sueur at Bettie Le&rsquo;Sueur&rsquo;s house in east Vancouver. Bettie has not heard from him since he was transported to Western State Hospital, a state-run psychiatric facility, a year ago.

Vancouver mother wants to know: What has happened to my mentally ill son?

Bettie Le&rsquo;Sueur talks about the disappearance of her 62-year-old son Jacques Le&rsquo;Sueur at Bettie Le&rsquo;Sueur&rsquo;s house in east Vancouver. Bettie has not heard from him since he was transported to Western State Hospital, a state-run psychiatric facility, a year ago.

May 3, 2024, 6:07am Clark County Health

Jacques Le’Sueur’s phone calls to his family stopped a year ago when Clark County sent him to Western State Hospital, a psychiatric facility 130 miles away. Now, he’s a missing person. Read story

Clinical supervisor Kami McKinzey-Bartelmie, left, gives a presentation for families during an XChange Recovery Community Educatin and Support Night. &ldquo;Change doesn&rsquo;t happen overnight,&rdquo; she said, but it can and does happen.

XChange Recovery’s message to families of those struggling with addiction: ‘There is hope’

Clinical supervisor Kami McKinzey-Bartelmie, left, gives a presentation for families during an XChange Recovery Community Educatin and Support Night. &ldquo;Change doesn&rsquo;t happen overnight,&rdquo; she said, but it can and does happen.

April 25, 2024, 3:18pm Clark County Health

Becky Berhardt vividly remembers bawling on the phone years ago as she spoke with her son, who was struggling with homelessness and addiction. Read story

The Clark County Courthouse (The Columbian files)

Vancouver man who blinded girlfriend in 2021 attack found not guilty by reason of insanity

The Clark County Courthouse (The Columbian files)

April 24, 2024, 11:46am Clark County News

A judge found a Vancouver man who trapped his girlfriend in his apartment and blinded her not guilty by reason of insanity Friday. Read story

Camp Mariposa is designed for children affected by substance use addiction from a family member, and camp centers around prevention and mentoring.

Lifeline Connections’ Camp Mariposa helps children affected by substance use

Camp Mariposa is designed for children affected by substance use addiction from a family member, and camp centers around prevention and mentoring.

April 19, 2024, 6:07am Clark County Health

The butterfly symbolizes transformation and embarking on a new phase of life. Read story

Graffiti covers the walls of a jail cell at the Clark County Jail.

As fentanyl use increases, Clark County Jail grapples with opioid withdrawals

Graffiti covers the walls of a jail cell at the Clark County Jail.

April 17, 2024, 6:06am Clark County Health

As fentanyl use increases, the Clark County Jail is grappling with more people experiencing withdrawal from drug use while in custody. Read story

Paul Hunter has wounds on his leg consistent with those caused by xylazine, a veterinary tranquilizer. The presence of xylazine in Clark County&rsquo;s drug supply has almost doubled since November, according to Columbia River Mental Health.

‘Tranq’-laced fentanyl nearly doubles in Clark County and expert says it will only get worse

Paul Hunter has wounds on his leg consistent with those caused by xylazine, a veterinary tranquilizer. The presence of xylazine in Clark County&rsquo;s drug supply has almost doubled since November, according to Columbia River Mental Health.

April 12, 2024, 6:05am Clark County Health

Paul Hunter’s legs are rotting. The wounds along his calves, skin and ankles are eating away at his freckled flesh. Every time he takes his socks off, the wounds rip open again. Read story