PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — The pandemic continues to disclose the necessity for psychological well being sources throughout the nation.
Counselors with Glascow Well being Companies inform 10 On Your Facet they’re “right here to assist.”
The clinic is positioned at 301 Goode Method, Suite 105 in Portsmouth, within the Downtown Skilled constructing. This isn’t removed from London Boulevard and Effingham Road.
“We actually wished to have our thumb on the heart beat of the neighborhood. Once we stroll out these doorways on this neighborhood. We work together with these most in want,” stated Shannon Monterio, Glascow Well being Companies program director.
The well being clinic reached out to 10 On Your Facet as a result of they’re seeing a rise in individuals battling psychological well being as we slowly get better from stay-at-home orders.
“Lots of people are coping with melancholy, nervousness primarily due to the pandemic,” Whitnee Rawles, a Certified Psychological Well being Skilled (QMHP) Counselor.
4 QMHPs with Glascow Well being Companies need to present coping abilities.
“We need to be that assist, that spine, that advocate for them and their wants,” stated Rawles.
The clinic is open to everybody in want, no matter age, race, or gender.
“I’m a longtime resident of Portsmouth. I see it on daily basis on the grocery retailer, on the financial institution. There’s a necessity, it’s an unmet want on this neighborhood and that’s the explanation why we’re right here,” stated Program proprietor Trenton Walker.
The group needs to erase the stigma surrounding psychological well being, particularly within the Black neighborhood. Which is sort of 55% of the town inhabitants.
“There’s a stigma amongst the African American neighborhood, particularly on the subject of psychological well being and their worry of it, their unwillingness to do it,” stated Monterio. “We see so much get arrested due to their psychological well being, as a result of they’re misunderstood. We would like to have the ability to bridge that hole, to have the ability to assist these people.”
The well being heart gives a wide range of counseling choices: one-on-one or in teams.
In case you are fearful about price, some insurances will provide free or diminished costs. Monterio stated Medicaid gives free classes.
Earlier this yr, one of many largest organizations in Hampton Roads, Christian Psychotherapy companies closed abruptly.
“There are lots of people on the market not getting their psychological well being companies. We need to allow them to know that we’re right here,” stated Monterio.
The clinicians need residents to contact the workplace at 757-392-2334.
“It’s okay to hunt assist. It’s okay to have help and assist.”