Crossroads is there for you

Are all the trials you have experienced from Hurricane Irma getting you down? Don’t have the extra time to do all the repairs as fast as you want? It seems as if everything is just piling up and it gets harder to keep your head above water. You could be suffering from anxiety or depression!

Help is close by at Crossroads Behavioral Health Center. Crossroads has a group meeting for people suffering from anxiety or depression that meets once a week for an hour.

Maybe it is not anxiety or depression; but it is something else? Why not let the professionals at Crossroads evaluate your problem and help provide you with a better way of life?

Crossroads’ managing entity is the Florida Department of Children and Families. It has many different services to help with mental health issues. Some of the services provided by Crossroads are: medical assisted treatment for opiate dependants, out-patient detoxification, and substance abuse at the jail are just a few.

Counselors treat adults and children that have mental health issues with therapy in the home and at school.

Assisting medical personnel evaluate people’s mental health under the Baker Act is something else Crossroads does. The Baker Act allows for an involuntary examination (what some call emergency or involuntary commitment) when there is evidence that a person possibly has a mental illness.

One program that makes CEO Gregory J. Finer and his staff feel very proud is the internship program that has been established. This program is connected to some of the local colleges and was set up just like an internship for a doctor. Mental health students have to complete an internship working in the mental health field to graduate and get a degree. Crossroads has 5 such students in its internship program.

Crossroads opened its doors in 2015 with its main office in LaBelle at 483 East Cowboy Way. With an office at the Health Department at 1100 S. Olympia Ave., in Clewiston, Crossroads is able to help people on both sides of Hendry County and also Glades County.

Call 863-674-5012 and talk to someone because Crossroads is here to help with your mental issues!

Jo can be reached at cbnews@newszap.com

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