Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19
As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Millcreek Behavioral Health to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Millcreek Behavioral Health.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

The Jason Foundation

Millcreek Behavioral Health is a leading residential treatment center in Arkansas for children and teens struggling with mental and behavioral health issues, developmental disorders, and addiction.

What The Jason Foundation Does

The Jason Foundation, Inc., (JFI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that develops and distributes school-based curriculums and online staff development programs that are designed to raise awareness about youth suicide and empower individuals to provide meaningful support to at-risk young people. JFI was created by Clark Flatt after he lost his 16-year-old son, Jason, to suicide in 1997. Stunned to discover the prevalence of youth suicide in the United States, Clark founded JFI to empower students, teachers, coaches, youth workers, and others to join the effort to end this silent epidemic. As Clark Flatt has written, “I will never hug my son again. But I can and will work alongside you…perhaps to save your friend, your neighbor’s child, a relative or even your own son or daughter.”

Statistics

In Arkansas:

  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death for middle and high school age youth (12 – 18).
  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death for college age youth (18 – 22).

The Arkansas Youth Risk Behavioral Survey reported:

  • Almost 1 out of 5 young people seriously considered suicide in the past twelve months
  • Almost 1 out of 9 young people attempted suicide in the past twelve months

Millcreek of Arkansas is proud to support the vital work being done by The Jason Foundation, Inc. In the Arkansas area, individuals who are interested learning more about JFI, becoming trained in youth suicide prevention, or discovering how else they can contribute to the effort are encouraged to contact Millcreek of Arkansas for information and resources. Millcreek of Arkansasis happy to be able to provide all JFI materials free of charge.

Learn More

To learn more about how Millcreek of Arkansas is working with JFI to end the silent epidemic of youth suicide, please feel free to contact us at your convenience. For more information about Clark Flatt and JFI, please visit the organization’s website at www.jasonfoundation.com.