Community Asked to Participate in Mental Health, Addictions, & Problem Gambling Survey
Lincoln County Behavioral Health is seeking feedback from the community on current concerns, thoughts and beliefs about mental health, addictions and problem gambling in Lincoln County, by asking individuals to fill out a simple survey.
Changes in health care on the horizon for Oregon will include how treatment for mental health and addictions is provided. Completing a survey is just one step in Lincoln County’s larger effort to fully assess the current health needs of the community.
Barbara Turrill, Behavioral Health Division Director for Lincoln County, states that, “In order to shift how treatment is provided, it’s important to know what the community feels is needed or missing. The Mental Health and Addictions Community Survey will help us understand, from a broad perspective, what individuals believe are either strengths or weaknesses in our current treatment system.”
The Mental Health and Addictions Community Survey is an anonymous questionnaire of 50 statements about behavioral health. Community members are asked to check off all of the statements they agree with and to add any other comments. The Survey is available both as a form that can be completed by hand or available online through Survey Monkey through the following link: Click here. Members of several Lincoln County advisory committees will be distributing paper copies at local farmers markets, grocery stores, and community events as well. Completed surveys can be dropped off at any Lincoln County clinic.
Community members can obtain a paper copy and more information by contacting: Barbara Turrill at 541-265- 0530.