Start Treatment at CHR Today: Full Range of Services for Children, Families & Individuals Through Convenience of Telehealth
When the pandemic hit and our world turned upside down, we all put aspects of our lives on hold, from workout schedules to family vacations. But some things need immediate attention, such as seeking treatment for medical and behavioral health concerns. That’s why experts at Community Health Resources (CHR), the state’s most comprehensive behavioral health provider, are reminding people of all ages that now is the right time to seek care that is available safely and conveniently.
“Starting treatment has never been easier since everything is available via telehealth,” said Jennifer Nadeau, LCSW, a Service Director at CHR. “Plus, there is a significant risk to delaying care. Problems with relationships, family dynamics, and substance use typically do not go away on their own and often get worse, especially in light of the isolation and fear individuals and families are experiencing right now.”
The following symptoms should never be ignored, for people of all ages:
– Excessive fears or worries
– Inability to cope with daily problems or stress
– Feeling sad or down more often than not
– Excessive anger, hostility or aggression
– Problems with alcohol or drug use
– Suicidal thinking
Plus, not acting soon enough can make matters worse, she said, leading to problems such as:
– Emotional, behavioral and physical problems
– Family conflict and relationship difficulties
– Missed work or school or other issues related to work or school
– Self-harm or harm to others
– Problems with tobacco, alcohol or other drugs
– Weakened immune system
CHR provides a range of behavioral health services for children, families and adults who are struggling with issues related to depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance use, including opiate addictions.
To make an appointment with CHR, call 1-877-884-3571. Specialists will walk you through exactly what to expect during a telehealth or telephonic appointment, all of which can be done from the convenience of your home at a time that works best for you and your family.
At this point, CHR expects to resume face-to-face outpatient services later this summer, together with stringent safety, cleaning and social distancing measures. In the meantime, telehealth is a good way to initiate care and build a relationship with your therapist.
CHR accepts most insurances, including HUSKY, and sliding scale payments are available. No one is turned away because of inability to pay for services.
About CHR: CHR is the state’s most comprehensive, nonprofit behavioral healthcare agency and the only agency in the state to meet all rigorous federal criteria as a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC). Now offering telehealth services, CHR provides a range of services for people of all ages whose lives have been touched by mental illness, addictions and trauma. Learn more at www.chrhealth.org.