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(PLYMOUTH COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS) Mental health is not widely discussed, making it difficult to know how to take care of it. Each year, One in five U.S. adults experience mental illness, and suicide is the second leading cause of death among people aged 10-14.
This demonstrates that mental health knows no age restriction, and highlights the importance of learning about the resources available in your community for when you need them most. Next week, a free-to-attend event will help those living in Plymouth County learn what resources are available to them.
Why You Should Attend The Free Community Event
Plymouth County residents won't want to miss this virtual and in-person event that explains how they can take advantage of the newly created Community Behavioral Health Center (CBHC) in Plymouth.
The event will feature Pam Bolarinho (LICSW, VP of Acute Behavioral Care for Child & Family Services), who will give local Plymouth County residents a better idea of what to expect from the new community resource.
What is a Community Behavioral Health Center?
Community Behavioral Health Centers (CBHCs) are considered a "one-stop shop" that provide a range of mental health and substance use treatment programs. Massachusetts has a statewide network of 29 CBHCs located in communities throughout the state.
CBHCs offer immediate care for mental health and substance use needs, both in crisis situations and routine settings. Crisis services are available 24/7 for anyone in Massachusetts who may be experiencing a mental health emergency.
These services are available to anyone, regardless of insurance coverage. Routine outpatient services are available to all MassHealth members and may also be covered by some commercial insurers. To learn more about services or locations near you, visit the website by clicking here.
Mental Health Event Details
- WHERE: Duxbury Free Library, Merry Room (77 Alden Street, Duxbury, MA, 02332) AND Virtual (Zoom)
- WHEN: Thursday, March 23, 2023
- TIME: 6:30 pm - 8 pm
- COST: Free
- REGISTER: To register for this free event and receive both an in-person ticket AND the live streaming zoom link, visit https://duxbury.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/mental-health-series-plymouth-community-behavioral-health-center/
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