United Way of St. Croix Valley Supports Behavioral Health

12/9/2014

The United Way St. Croix Valley granted the Amery Hospital & Clinic Volunteer Partners $500 to help the Behavioral Health Center in Amery. The grant will be used to help the center’s inpatient program through educational and therapeutic activities.

From music therapy to the friendly therapeutic dog “Juls,” donations help provide inpatients a variety of methods that aid in treatment. While the inpatient program provides unique and specialized programming for individuals who struggle with Dementia, it also provides services to individuals who struggle with other mental health crisis due to disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder, and many other mental health issues.

Dr. Colleen Erb, Program Director of the Behavioral Health Center, stated, “Too many people who are living with a mental health condition never seek or receive help due to stigma, lack of information, cost, or lack of health care insurance coverage.” Erb continued, “With donations from the organizations like the United Way of St. Croix Valley, we can continue to help our families, friends and co-workers who may be reluctant to ask for help.”

For the Volunteer Partner’s to continue their philanthropic efforts, support from individuals and organizations like the United Way St. Croix Valley is instrumental. Without such assistance, funding for the high school scholarship program, educational materials, and areas of patient care would cease to exist.

The Volunteer Partners aid the facility in providing comfort, care and assistance to their patients and the communities it serves. Year after year they donate their time and talent for the betterment of Amery Hospital & Clinic in hopes to make a positive impact on an individual, a group, or a community.

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