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Centerstone Offers Free Mental Healthcare To Unemployed Perry County Residents

Behavioral health provider will work with unemployed residents in local group counseling settings

Nashville, Tenn.–In response to soaring unemployment rates in Perry County, Centerstone, the nation’s largest provider of community-based behavioral healthcare, is providing free mental health assistance to the community.

“Job loss can be a significant source of stress, depression and anxiety. With the high unemployment rate in their region, many Perry County residents are under tremendous pressure right now,” said Dr. Bob Vero, CEO of Centerstone. “Unfortunately, in the current economy, too few families have access to the mental health support and services they need. Centerstone is committed to seeing that Perry County residents get this vital support. We are working with county officials to explore how we help residents and are providing free group counseling to unemployed individuals in the community.”

At 23.9 percent, Perry County has the highest unemployment rate in Tennessee and fourth-highest in the nation. Centerstone will offer three complimentary group counseling sessions to unemployed Perry County residents who are in need of behavioral health services through its neighboring Lewis County clinic in Hohenwald.

To take advantage of the free service, residents need to have proof of Perry County residency and proof of unemployment. For more information and to schedule an appointment, call (931) 796-5916.

About Centerstone

Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization, is the nation’s largest provider of community-based behavioral healthcare. With a history that spans over fifty years, Centerstone provides a full range of behavioral health and related educational services to more than 64,000 individuals of all ages and their families annually. Children, adolescents, adults, seniors, and families all receive help from a multitude of different programs in more than 120 facilities and 150 partnership locations in Indiana and Tennessee. Centerstone is accredited by The Joint Commission in Indiana and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in Tennessee. For more information about Centerstone, please call toll free at 888-291-4357.

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