December is Mental Health and Substance Abuse Awareness Month

Posted on Nov 27 2000

Everyday in the U.S., millions of people experience difficulties related to mental health and/or drug and alcohol problems. These issues may be the result of one or more factors.

Whether it is stress or anxiety-related, loss of a loved one, illness or divorce, domestic violence or child physical or psychological abuse, sexual molestation or rape, the truth is, many of us, at one time or another, will experience at least one type of situation that we may not know how to deal with, alone.

The Community Guidance Center takes pride in promoting mental wellness and a drug-free community for the CNMI. In addition, CGC takes this opportunity to invite the general public to join in the celebration of this year’s Mental Health and Substance Abuse Awareness Month from Dec. 1 to 31, 2000.

Numerous activities are currently being planned for this annual event.

For more information on how you can get involved in the activities, contact Percy Boddy or Joshua Carpenter at 323-6560/1.

Furthermore, the agency wishes to encourage the public to take advantage of the current services that are available at CGC. Some of these services include, but are not limited to, individual counseling (depression, stress, abuse, etc.), marriage/couples counseling, drug and alcohol assessment and outpatient treatment, family counseling, psychological or neurological evaluation, among others.

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