“Be Well.” Spouses, brothers, sisters, co-workers, neighbors. We are all part of an intertwined social support network. It’s part of being human and living in community. We are naturally inclined to wish good health upon each other. And we seem naturally inclined to advance and push thinking in treating chronic illnesses and illnesses we can easily name, like heart disease.
Behavioral health problems, though. Mental illness. Addiction. While we surely intend a “holistic” wellness upon each other in our daily greetings, mental health is not at the forefront of things we consider and talk about with honesty. Hamilton Center Foundation wants moms, dads, sons, daughters – all of us – to develop that language and to engage in those actions that bring behavioral health out of the shadows.
It’s a focus of the Hamilton Center community and the Foundation which will help support it. So let’s talk behavioral health. Let’s engage with each other in a spirit that feels safe, and emphasizes mutual respect and caring. That’s what we’re here for. For you. For each other. For recovery and improvement. To our mutual better health.
So, you may ask, what kind of services and programs does the Hamilton Center Foundation fund? That’s a great question. In essence, the foundation serves Hamilton Center in four particular areas of need:
Child and Adolescent Services – Hamilton Center staff assist with ADD, behavioral problems and addiction problems that need attention in the 10-county region.
Awareness and Understanding – Hamilton Center works tirelessly to educate the community and combat negative stereotypes.
Charity Care – A high percentage of Hamilton Center patients live near or below the federal poverty line. Hamilton Center helps serve the most vulnerable in our community.
Continuous Improvement -Hamilton Center builds hope and changes lives through principled, disciplined care plus ongoing training and improvement on the most effective and caring approaches to treatment.