New mental-health programs rolled out in ValleyLoading
  • JRW MENTAL 3
    Steven Moyer watches the sunset from his Porterville apartment. Moyer, 19, is a patient in a new program launched by the Tulare County Department of Mental Health Services, called the Tulare County Mental Health Redesign. Moyer attempted suicide before joining the program. Some people in the program live at the apartment complex.
    JOHN WALKER | THE FRESNO BEE
  • JRW MENTAL 2
    Joe Gonzales,23, watches TV in his bedroom of the apartment he shares with Steven Moyer. Both are patients in the Tulare County Mental Health Redesign program. He has had ongoing thoughts of suicide and has been diagnosed with depression since the deaths of his father, uncle, and aunt, all when Gonzales was 14.
    JOHN WALKER | THE FRESNO BEE
  • JRW MENTAL 16
    Joe Gonzales holds a small wooden disk with three crosses burned into, given to him by a local church member.
    JOHN WALKER | THE FRESNO BEE
  • JRW MENTAL 6
    Joe Gonzales, 23, shows one of several tattoos he has that pay tribute to relatives that have died.
    JOHN WALKER | THE FRESNO BEE
  • JRW MENTAL 7
    A message board shows the schedule for meetings for Joe Gonzales, left, and roommate Steven Moyer.
    JOHN WALKER | THE FRESNO BEE
  • JRW MENTAL 8
    Joe Gonzales in his bedroom of the apartment he shares with Steven Moyer, through financial assistance from the Tulare Co. Mental Health Department.
    JOHN WALKER | THE FRESNO BEE
  • JRW MENTAL 1
    Steven Moyer plays a video game in his bedroom of his apartment.
    JOHN WALKER | THE FRESNO BEE
  • JRW MENTAL 15
    A handwritten message done by Steven Moyer, that he put on his bedroom wall.
    JOHN WALKER | THE FRESNO BEE
  • JRW MENTAL 4
    Roommates Gonzales and Moyer.
    JOHN WALKER | THE FRESNO BEE
  • JRW MENTAL 20
    James Capps III, center, Steven Moyer, left, and Joe Gonzales, right, joke around before a group meeting at the apartment complex where they live. All are patients in the Tulare County Mental Health Redesign program.
    JOHN WALKER | THE FRESNO BEE
  • JRW MENTAL 14
    James Capps III, left, and Steven Moyer, horse-play in Moyer's apartment.
    JOHN WALKER | THE FRESNO BEE
  • JRW MENTAL 21
    A trophy won for most improved by Steven Moyer, sits next to a photograph of him and his mother.
    JOHN WALKER | THE FRESNO BEE
  • JRW MENTAL 11
    Steven Moyer and roommate Joe Gonzales, background, leave their Porterville apartment for a group meeting.
    JOHN WALKER | THE FRESNO BEE
  • JRW MENTAL 23
    Antonia Cardenas hugs niece Aariana Servin, 4, before a group meeting at the Porterville apartment complex where Antonia and others in the Tulare County Mental Health Redesign program live.
    JOHN WALKER | THE FRESNO BEE
  • JRW MENTAL 12
    Tino Lucero, Family Services Coordinator, with EMQ Families First- whose office is in the Porterville apartment complex, where patients in the revolutionary new program launched by the Tulare County Department of Mental Health Services live, talks about the program.
    JOHN WALKER | THE FRESNO BEE
  • JRW MENTAL 9
    Folks, mainly patients, gather in the office of Tino Lucero, second from right, Family Services Coordinator, with EMQ Families First- whose office is in the Porterville apartment complex, where the folks live, before a scheduled meeting for the group. From left, Joe Gonzales, Ashley Parker-Cooper, her boyfriend Lewis Cooper (not a patient), Tino Lucero, and James Capps III.
    JOHN WALKER | THE FRESNO BEE
  • JRW MENTAL 22
    Dayani Barcenas, right, and boyfriend Dustin Harris work on art during a group meeting at the Porterville apartment complex where she and other patients live.
    JOHN WALKER | THE FRESNO BEE
  • JRW MENTAL 10
    After painting the word "passion" Steven Moyer contemplates his next message during an expressive arts and crafts meeting, part of the program.
    JOHN WALKER | THE FRESNO BEE
  • JRW MENTAL 13
    Heather Schieler paints during an arts and crafts session as part of self-expression.
    JOHN WALKER | THE FRESNO BEE
  • JRW MENTAL 28
    Juaniece Armstrong, right, a peer counselor and patient in the Tulare County Mental Health Redesign program, talks with Rebecca Donabed, left, also in the program, after a group meeting. Armstrong is recovering from bipolar and personality disorders.
    JOHN WALKER | THE FRESNO BEE
  • JRW MENTAL 27
    Juaniece Armstrong, left, a peer counselor, talks with Eve Hill, a volunteer coordinator with the program.
    JOHN WALKER | THE FRESNO BEE
  • JRW MENTAL 32
    Juaniece Armstrong, holds one of her dogs, saying "this is my therapy," as her partner, Patsi Ornelas, pays attention to others, in the Ivanhoe home where they live.
    JOHN WALKER | THE FRESNO BEE
  • JRW MENTAL 31
    Juaniece Armstrong, left, helps Virginia Vargas, right, the aunt of her partner, Patsi Ornelas, in their home.
    JOHN WALKER | THE FRESNO BEE
  • JRW MENTAL 24
    Dr. Timothy Durick, left, Director, Tulare County Department of Mental Health Services, and Kent Henry, Wellness and Recovery Manager, Tulare County Department of Mental Health Services, at the Visalia Adult Integrated Clinic and Visalia Recovery Center.
    JOHN WALKER | THE FRESNO BEE
  • JRW MENTALHEALTH_FRESNO 2
    Dr. Shawn Hersevoort, right, the psychiatrist in charge of the integrated primary care mental health program at the Deran Koligian Ambulatory Care Center, confers with Geoffrey Smith, the Fresno County supervisor of care managers,center, and Mental-health care manager Patricia Coronel.
    JOHN WALKER | THE FRESNO BEE
  • WATERMARK
    Maria Antunez, 43, left, of Fresno, talks with Marcelia Black, a mental-health care manager at the Deran Koligian Ambulatory Care Center.
    JOHN WALKER | THE FRESNO BEE
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