Beyond Well · Dec. 13, 2019

The Pitfalls and Privilege of Helping People in Crisis

FEATURING: Sheila Hamilton, C. Lamar Frizzell
TAGS: Hospitals, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Psychiatric Care, Psychiatry, Psychology

Sheila talks with C. Lamar Frizzell about the enormous pressure facing psychiatric hospitals due to an explosion of people in crisis.

By Sheila Hamilton

C. Lamar Frizzell, CEO of Cedar Hills Hospital, has worked in the field of behavioral healthcare for over 20 years.

Most recently, Frizzell held a similar role at Willow Creek Behavioral Health located in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Frizzell brings practical experience as a line-staff member and is educated in the fields of both Mental Health and Divinity

In this interview, Sheila talks with Frizzell about the enormous pressure facing psychiatric hospitals because of an explosion of people in crisis. There are never enough beds, care is complicated, and psychiatric doctors and nurses are in short supply.

Frizzell’s personal history growing up in a home where mental health problems were abundant informs his compassion and empathy for people in crisis.

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Cedar Hills Hospital provides behavioral health and addiction treatment to adults in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Inpatient and outpatient services available.

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