Carmel woman donates $105 million to build youth mental health center

Carmel woman donates $105 million to build youth mental health center


FELIX: THAT MONEY WILL BE USED TO ADDRESS AND SERVE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ISSUES AMONG CHILDREN AND TEENS HERE ON THE CENTRAL COAST. ROBERTA BIALEK ELLIOT GAVE MORE THAN $105 MILLION TO MONTAGE HEALTH THE PARENT COMPANY OF THE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL OF THE MONTEREY PENINSULA. A KEY COMPONENT WILL BE TH CONSTRUCTION OF AN IN-PATIENT FACILITY OUT AT RYAN RANCH, FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS SUFFERING FROM MENTAL DISORDERS, CALLED OHANA, HAWAIIAN FOR FAMILY, IT’LL BE THE ONLY ONE OF IT’S KIND HERE ON THE CENTRAL COAST.>>WE WANT TO TAKE A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO MENTAL HEALTH AND MENTAL IN ON THIS AS IT AFFECTS KIDS AND ADOLESCENCE AND ASK THE BIG QUESTIONS. WHAT ARE THE THINGS THAT IMPACT THAT CAN PROMOTE MENTAL WELLNESS OR RESULT IN MENTAL ILLNESS AND HOW DO WE START TO MITIGATE THOSE? FELIX: STATISTICS BEAR OUT THE NEED FOR THESE SERVICES. ONE IN 13 CALIFORNIA CHILDREN SUFFER FROM MENTAL ILLNESS. ONE IN THREE MONTEREY HIGH STUDENTS SUFFER FROM DEPRESSION, . AND HERE ON THE CENTRAL COAST, THERE ARE NO PYSCHIATRIC BEDS TO SERVE CHILDREN OR TEENS. OVER THE NEXT 5 YEARS, MONEY WILL BE USED TO DEVELOP AN EXTENSIVE ARRAY OF PROGRAMS THROUGHOUT THE CENTRAL COAST, THROUGH THE COLLOBORATION OF FAMILIES, SCHOOLS, PEDIATRICIANS, AND HEALTH PROVIDERS. DAN: ROBERTA BIALEK ELLIOTT IS THE SISTER OF BILLIONAIRE INVESTOR WARREN BUFFET, SHE HAS SERVED ON THE MONTAGE HEALTH BOARD OF TRUSTEES, AND DONATED

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