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Jefferson County mental health calls are up

(Hillsboro) The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has seen an increase in calls for service when it comes to mental health or suicidal subjects. Lieutenant Colonel Tim Whitney says those types of calls are difficult to deal with sometimes.

Sheriff Dave Marshak says they are wanting to make some changes in the coming year to help everyone involved.

The increase in calls for service involving subjects with mental health problems could be contributed to the stress of dealing with Covid-19, loss of employment, or losing access to the proper medications.

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