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Posted on: May 20, 2021

Mental Health Diversion serves as an alternative to incarceration

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By Emily Ramm/Sarpy County Communications Specialist

Sarpy County made a significant commitment to helping those experiencing mental illness with the creation of the Mental Health Diversion program.

Sarpy County Attorney Lee Polikov established the speciali...

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Mental Health
Posted on: October 21, 2020

An overview of mental health services in Sarpy County

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The situation has happened more times than one can count.

An adult living with his parents has an episode. Maybe he stopped taking his prescribed medications. Maybe an argument just spiraled out of control. It’s escalated to the point that the person is a ...

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Mental Health
Posted on: November 25, 2020

Mental health on the front lines with the Sarpy County Sheriff's Office

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For three years, the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office has zeroed in on ways to improve its response to people experiencing mental health crisis.

The effort has involved creating the area’s first Mental Health Unit, investing in technology ...

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Mental Health
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Support while on pretrial release through the Mental Health Case Management Program

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For people in custody or awaiting trial, life can feel uncertain. It can be even more uncertain and difficult for someone experiencing mental health issues.

Sarpy County’s Mental Health Case Management Program is designed to assist people with me...

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Mental Health