Reaching Out and Lifting Up during National Recovery Month

This year’s theme for National Recovery Month, “Join the Voices for Recovery: Invest in Health, Home, Purpose and Community,” is an excellent description of what we strive to do every day at the Kenosha Community Health Center (KCHC).

The entire team at KCHC believes in investing in the Kenosha community by providing comprehensive care to its residents. 

We see first-hand how important it is to welcome all to access our services, to open our doors wide and to break the stigma of mental health and substance abuse disorders. There is a critical shortage of mental health care providers, not only in Kenosha County but across the country. In the United States, there is only one mental health professional for every 529 people with a behavioral health condition.* 

KCHC is proud to offer behavioral health services to our patients, in addition to medical and dental health. We provide behavioral screenings, chronic disease management and care coordination. Ignoring a behavioral health issue can impact all other areas of a patient’s life-and it can also discourage those who may need our services the most, from ever walking through our doors. KCHC works to break down barriers to health care, “join voices” and provide an inclusive, welcoming health clinic led by a multidisciplinary team of primary care and behavioral health providers. 

Beyond our clinical role, KCHC also encourages support from the Kenosha community for those in recovery. Working together to provide resources, services and support to those most in need and to increase awareness of the effectiveness of behavioral health and substance abuse treatments, will improve the community for all of us.

More information on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) National Recovery Month can be found at www.hhs.gov.

*5 Nguyen, T., and Davis, K. “The State of Mental Health in America: Access to Care Data,” p. 33. Mental Health America. (2017). Web. 3 October 2017. Retrieved from mentalhealthamerica.net

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