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12 May, 2021.

May 2021 Enewsletter

A note from our Executive Director

2020 was a year of change and growth for all of us.

The collective experience throughout the pandemic has shown that the mental health needs of our friends, families, and neighbors are greater now than ever before. Mental Health America recently released a report that showed in 2020, roughly 79% of those surveyed showed symptoms of moderate to severe anxiety.

The increased demand has shown that the programs, services, guidance, and support The Family Counseling Center offers are vitally important.

May is Mental Health Awareness month and the perfect time to highlight the work we’ve done over the past year. In 2020, our staff worked with 6,500 clients. We became a certified telehealth provider allowing our reach to clients to expand and our engagement numbers increase.

We are thankful to our community, our partners, our staff and to you for your support throughout the past year. Your advocacy and donations help us greatly as we continue to fulfill our mission of providing superior care.

Best wishes,

Michael

 

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

The Family Counseling Center is joining with mental health professionals across the country to recognize and promote May as Mental Health Awareness month. First observed in 1949, the goal is to raise awareness and educate the public about strategies for attaining mental health and wellness, as well as the realities of living with mental illness. In addition, Mental Health America (MHA) has released its 2021: The State of Mental Health in America report, finding that the number of individuals suffering from severe anxiety and depression skyrocketed in 2020.

Read more here


Program Highlight: Peer Advocates

The Family Counseling Center works with families through its Children and Family Services. Within the Center’s Children and Family Services (and the program’s Children and Family Treatment Support Services) are Family Peer and Youth Peer Support Services provided by Family and Youth Peer Advocates. The program is child-centered and family-focused, working in communities, and helping both parents and youth to develop empowerment and self-advocacy skills.

Read more here.


Thank you to our donors

The Family Counseling Center recently received a $10,000 donation from NBT Bank. We thank them and all of our generous donors for the contributions they have made throughout Building a Healthy Community campaign. To learn more about the campaign and how you can donate, please click here.


CDPHP is a valued partner in our Building a Healthy Community campaign

CDPHP supports and promotes the health, vibrancy, and education of the communities they serve. The Family Counseling Center is happy to have CDPHP as a valued community partner in our Building a Healthy Community campaign.

Learn more about CDPHP here.