NCCMHC has new name
July 19, 2017
Newport County Community Mental Health Center (NCCMHC) has changed its name to Newport Mental Health to better serve its growing population of clients in need of mental health recovery and convenience.
“We want everyone with mental health needs to easily find us on the web, on social media and in discussions with their family and friends. The easier we can make it for everyone, with our new name and Weekday Walk-in services, the quicker people will take that first step toward their recovery, “said President and CEO Jamie Lehane.
Lehane noted that often those trying to live with depression or anxiety, for example, find it difficult to admit that treatment may help them. As national statistics show one in five people have experienced depression, yet far fewer ever seek help.
The Weekday Walk-in, one of the only same-day mental health assessment services in the state, enables clients to avoid putting off getting help because they may have to wait weeks before their first appointment.
“At Newport Mental Health, we work with our clients throughout the entire process of their recovery. We’re finding that people enjoy the ease of coming in here on their own time, without having to make an appointment first.” Weekday Walk-In is held from 9a.m.-2p.m Monday through Friday at 127 Johnny Cake Hill Rd. in Middletown.
Lehane explained that Newport Mental Health is guided by the philosophy that everyone can recover from mental illness, provided their treatment is evidence-based and follows the Mental Health Recovery model, a collaborative process that enables mental health professionals and clients to determine the most suitable treatment.
“Mental health is like physical health. People can and do recover, and the easier and quicker we can make that happen, the better it’ll be for that person, their family and the entire community.”